Cancer Council Queensland’s Relay For Life came to Cloncurry in the state’s north west for the first time this September.
The inaugural Red Dirt Relay For Life offered the community the chance to celebrate with local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, while also honouring loved ones lost to cancer and raising funds to save more lives.
Through a range of fundraising activities, one of which was particularly unique to the region, the community came together to raise over $40,000 for Cancer Council Queensland – well and truly smashing their original goal of $30,000.
Michael Grant of Brodie and Co. Cloncurry devised a unique fundraising concept for the event that allowed cattle graziers in Cloncurry and surrounds to help raise funds.
Mr Grant approached a number of graziers to donate cattle with proceeds going towards the Red Dirt Relay For Life, and was met with extraordinary support.
This act of support led to Mr Grant and the Cloncurry Graziers being presented with the Spirit of Relay award for their efforts.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift congratulated the community on a successful event.
“Funds raised from Relay For Life will continue to help support locals affected by cancer and ensure they have the best prospects of detecting, treating and beating the disease.”
Thank you to all volunteers and fundraisers involved in the Red Dirt Relay For Life! It will be great to watch this event grow in popularity and impact in the coming years.
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