Relay for Life set for launch
THE 2015 Relay for Life will be launched at the Mayor's Charity Breakfast on May 1.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Professor Jeff Dunn will speak at the breakfast, where the South Burnett Relay for Life Face of Relay and guest speakers for Dinner with the Captains will be announced.
Prof Dunn, who has been with the Cancer Council of Queensland for the past 26 years, is a world leader in cancer control.
"It is an honour to be invited to speak at the Mayor's Charity Breakfast," he said.
"I am looking forward to listening to the community's views on how we can
continue working together to create a cancer-free future."
Prof Dunn established Queensland's first cancer research centre dedicated to community-based cancer control and Australia's first specialised counselling service.
Under his leadership, CCQ has developed six state-wide accommodation lodges for regional cancer patients who need to travel from regional cities for treatment in cities.
This is South Burnett Relay For Life's 10th year. It is $150,000 away from raising $1 million in that time.
Prof Dunn said The South Burnett Relay For Life meant a great deal to him.
"Relay For Life is vital to our collective mission in cancer control, raising funds that go back into supporting those in the local community who have been affected by cancer," he said.
During the past 10 years he has seen tremendous growth in support for relay, in large part thanks to the support of the South Burnett Regional Council and the community.