Jimboomba Relay for Life set to launch at Hills Oval

AFTER 15 years of marching in solidarity with cancer patients, Jimboomba has raised more than $1.2 million from Relay For Life.

RELAY: Donna Tunbridge, David Kenny, Wright MP Scott Buchholz and Camille Costin prepare for the Jimboomba Relay for Life ceremony on October 12.

RELAY: Donna Tunbridge, David Kenny, Wright MP Scott Buchholz and Camille Costin prepare for the Jimboomba Relay for Life ceremony on October 12.

And there is still time to donate to the cause before more than 220 locals arrive at Hills Oval to start the 2019 relay on Saturday, October 12.

Federal member for Wright Scott Buchholz and Jimboomba Rotary Club member David Kenny have thrown their support behind the cause at the Canungra Pink Day launch on Friday, October 3.

Jimboomba Relay for Life campaigner Ada Banks said it was an honour to have Mr Buchholz as a patron of Jimboomba Relay for Life alongside Fiona Strachan as the face of the campaign.

Ms Strachan lost two sisters to cancer before she was forced to confront her own locally advanced breast cancer diagnosos last year.

She is months away from completing her cancer treatment following a double mastectomy and 25 radiation treatments.

Ms Strachan, who will be cutting the ribbon for the 2019 Jimboomba Relay For Life event, said it was important for people with cancer to deal with the issue honestly.

"There is a common belief that being positive is a good way to cope with cancer, but denying the gravity of this dreadful disease and putting on a brave face is just plain exhausting.

"You need support from family and friends."

Jimboomba Relay for Life will open at 3pm with an auction at 6.30pm featuring a bar fridge, electric keyboards and other items.

A Candle Light Ceremony will follow at 7.30pm.

There will also be food vendors and coffee on site.

Unregistered guests are required to leave the site at 10pm while registered teams will continue the relay until the closing ceremony at 7.30am on Sunday.

People can still register to take part in the Jimboomba Relay for Life up to the day of the event.

The cost is $20 for youth, $40 for adults and $100 for families.

More than $31,933 has been raised by the 37 Jimboomba teams who have registered for Relay for Life.

To register or donate to the cause google Jimboomba Relay For Life.

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