Relay for Life at Jimboomba celebrates with candlelight

Candlelight and messages of hope were the theme of the evening at Jimboomba’s Relay for Life.

The 18-hour relay raises awareness and vital funds for Cancer Council Queensland all while spreading the message that cancer never sleeps.

More than 500 people took part in a candlelight ceremony during the evening on October 7.

Cancer Council Queensland fundraising coordinator  Di Dixon said the candlelight ceremony provided a quiet time for relayers to reflect.

“We do have a lot of fun here at relay, but the candlelight ceremony allows everyone a moment to remember why were are here,” she said.

See the opening ceremony pictures here.

“This is most people’s favourite part of the night.

“We remember, celebrate and fight back.”

Faces of Relay David Locke and Kylie Moss, as well as relay patron councillor Trevina Schwarz lit the past, present and future representative candles at the ceremony.

After a memorial slideshow was viewed by the crowd a lap of remembrance was walked.

Local musician Ruby Jo and the Ipswich Thistle Pipe band helped set the mood of the ceremony.

Entertainment, games and relay laps continued into the evening.

Walking for Hope team leader Lani Pickard said her team had 14 people that were associated with the team who had been lost to cancer.

“We also have team members who are still fighting,” she said.

“That’s why we relay.”

Do you have relay photos? Post them to facebook.com.au/jimboombatimes and they may be used in a gallery.