Jimboomba Relay for Life underway

Jimboomba’s Relay for Life has been officially opened at Hills International College this afternoon.

More than 500 people have joined in the 18-hour relay which raises awareness and funds for Cancer Council Queensland.

Faces of Relay Kylie Moss and David Locke, alongside Patron councillor Trevina Schwarz cut the ribbon prior to the survivors and carers first lap.

Committee member Lee Tait said the survivors afternoon tea had catered to about 80 people.

“We are finding more young people wanting to identify their journey’s with us,” she said.

“There was a great vibe among the carers and survivors celebrating this afternoon.”

Fellow relay member Neil O’Brien said this year the community had raised more than $76,000 and over the 13 years of relay Jimboomba had reached more than $1 million.

Do you have photos from relay? Submit them at facebook.com/jimboombatimes and they may be included in an online gallery.

Cancer Council committee member Ada Banks said the spirit was alive at relay.

“The committee has been so pleased with the numbers for this year’s event,” she said.

“A lot of the banking comes in after the event but the teams have really put in the effort.

“Our entertainment has been fabulous.”

The candlelight ceremony is to be held at 8pm and residents are still welcome to come down and join in on the evenings entertainment.

Twist of Blue, Kill Kenny, Two Tone Jaks and Roxbury are just some of the entertainment yet to come across two stages.

The relay continues until 9am on October 8.