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Relay tally hits $30,000 in Dalby

WALK OF LIFE: Thirty-two teams from Dalby completed this year's Cancer Council Relay for Life.
WALK OF LIFE: Thirty-two teams from Dalby completed this year's Cancer Council Relay for Life. Fiona Carson

DALBY put its collective best foot forward at the weekend, when more than 30 teams took part in this year's Relay for Life for the Cancer Council.

Starting on Saturday afternoon, the team walked through the night until the finish of the relay at 9am on Sunday.

It was a special day for all involved, especially those who had been affected by cancer in some capacity.

With the aim of raising $50,000, the Dalby Relay for Life is currently about two thirds of the way to the goal.

At the time of writing, the total stands at just over $30,000, with six weeks of fundraising still to go.

Neville Hess of the Dalby Relay for Life said the event was a success, and the hard work would continue until the end of the fundraising season.

"We had a great turnout, with about 32 teams in the end, everyone seemed to be having a good time,” Mr Hess said.

"The ceremonies went well and Joanne Pedler, who was the face of the relay this year, told her story and spoke really well.”

The event is one of the major days for the Cancer Council, as it looks to raise money for research and treatment.

Awareness is also a major theme of the event, which Mr Hess believes is important for future generations.

"Days like these give an insight through the cancer journey,” Mr Hess said.

"When you are walking continuously you start getting an idea of the continuous pain.

"We are hoping for a cancer-free world which would be very special, especially for our younger generations coming through.”

There is still time to contribute to the Relay for Life cause, with donations being accepted for another six weeks.

"We are up to $33,000 (and) we still have six weeks for donations and money,” Mr Hess said.

"People can go on to the website, or find a team which did the relay to contribute to.”

People can donate at www.relayforlife.org.au.

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