Rowena Dionysius at the weekend's Relay for Life. Photo: Brett Hanwright / South Burnett Times
Rowena Dionysius at the weekend's Relay for Life. Photo: Brett Hanwright / South Burnett Times Brett Hanwright

A relay of help for a cancer-free future

UPDATE:

South Burnett Relay for Life chairwoman Rowena Dionysius said she expected the final figure to topple Toowoomba's efforts of $131,500.

Mrs Dionysuis said the final figure wouldn't be known for a few days but said she was "blown away" by the community's efforts.

"We really rocked it this year. It's just amazing," she said.

 

EARLIER 1.05PM:

CHARITY was overwhelming at this year's Relay for Life with hundreds of people spending hours walking laps to raise money to help find a cure for cancer.

South Burnett Relay for Life chairwoman Rowena Dionysius said while there were plenty of charities needing support, the relay was different because most participants had been affected by cancer.

So far this year's relay has raised more than $116,000, with money still to be banked from the weekend.

The amount has surpassed last year's total by about $22,000.

Ms Dionysius said it was great to see people willing to support the relay.

"People are being hit by all charities in all directions," she said.

"One in two people get cancer and it touches so many people so everybody is willing to give money to Relay for Life.

"(The amount raised) seems to be going up every year."

Ms Dionysius said it was fantastic to have raised more than last year, but money was not what the relay was all about.

"It's about doing a good thing," she said.

 

From 3pm Saturday to 9am Sunday more than 43 registered teams took to the Kingaroy Showgrounds track to raise money for a cure.

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