Relayers – it’s time to pick up your smartphones, get interactive and join the Relay For Life revolution!
Relay For Life has just launched a brand new national website (www.relayforlife.org.au), designed to make participating in Relay simple, social and mobile.
The new-look website will now assist teams with registrations and fundraising efforts, enable viewers to set and track goals, personalise their profiles and tap into social networks to raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland.
Relayers across Queensland are also being encouraged to tweet about their Relay experiences and share photos by tagging the new national Relay For Life Twitter page @relayforlifeaus, and adding the hashtag #hopelives.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said the new Relay For Life website was a great platform for interaction, and spreading a message of hope to all Queenslanders affected by cancer.
“The new Relay For Life website is so easy to use and navigate, and we hope this will encourage more people to visit the page and find out what Relay For Life is all about,” Ms Clift said.
“We encourage those on social media to spread the news of the new online experience, and challenge their peers to register for an event.
“From now until December, we have 29 Relay For Life events across the state, and social media is one of the best ways to raise awareness and get others involved.
“With the help of everyday social media users we can paint Facebook, Instagram and Twitter the official colour purple and give hope to the one in two Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer each year.”
In 2014, Cancer Council Queensland hopes to raise more than $4.9 million from Relay For Life events to support vital work in cancer research, prevention and early detection programs, and patient support services.
Anyone wanting to join the local fight against cancer can visit www.relayforlife.org.au or phone the Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85.
Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity, the achievements of which are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.
For more information about Cancer Council Queensland, please visit www.cancerqld.org.au or call the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20.
For interviews, please contact:
Katie Clift, Executive Manager, Media and Spokesperson, Cancer Council Queensland
Ph: (07) 3634 5372 or 0409 001 171