Cancer survivors and carers the heroes at Jimboomba Relay for Life

RELAY FOR A CAUSE: Team Opal at the 2018 Relay for Life.
RELAY FOR A CAUSE: Team Opal at the 2018 Relay for Life.

CANCER Council Queensland is reaching out to Jimboomba cancer survivors and carers, inviting them to take part in Relay For Life next month.

The 2019 Jimboomba Relay For Life will be held on October 12 and 13 at Hills College. The event involves teams of people keeping a baton moving in a relay-style walk or run for 18 hours in support of those affected by cancer.

Local cancer survivors and carers are invited to take part in the survivors and carers lap, which will officially open the event at 3pm.

Following the opening ceremony, carers and survivors are invited to join together for a special free afternoon tea, to share stories and show support for each other.

Head of Cancer Council Queensland Chris McMillan said the survivors and carers lap was an opportunity to unite with others who had been through a similar experience.

"The opening lap is all about celebrating with our survivors and recognising the contribution of carers," Ms McMillan said.

"This special relay tradition is a time that inspires all participants and reminds them just what they are raising funds for - a cancer free future."

All survivors and carers will be given a sash to wear throughout the ceremony.

There is also still time for locals to register to participate in Jimboomba Relay For Life.

"One person is diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes in Queensland (and) Relay For Life enables us to support them," Ms McMillan said.

"With the support and commitment of local Relay For Life teams, volunteers and donors, we can continue to invest in life-saving research, prevention and education programs, and support services."

To take part in the survivors and carers lap, register a team, volunteer, or find out more, visit relayforlife.org.au or call 1300 65 65 85.

Early bird registration for Jimboomba Relay For Life is $30 for adults and $15 for youths until October 4. Registration during the week of the relay, or on the day, is $40 for adults and $20 for youths.

This year's Jimboomba Relay For Life will feature a free breakfast and games.