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Relay For Life Team Steps Up

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From left, Annette Kruger, patron Carl Rackemann, 2012 Face of Relay cancer survivor Cheri Carr, and Rowena Dionysius

July 22, 2012

Kingaroy businesswoman Cheri Carr was named the “Face” of the 2012 South Burnett Relay For Life at the official event launch held in Kingaroy on Saturday.

The “face” is a cancer survivor who has volunteered to assist with promoting the annual fundraising event for the Cancer Council, so we can expect to see a lot more of her in the lead-up to the big weekend which will be held on October 13-14.

The official Patron for the 2012 event was also revealed: former Test cricketer Carl Rackemann.

Carl said more than $500,000 had been raised by the Relay For Life in the South Burnett in the seven years that the event has been staged.

“One year we raised the most per capita in Queensland,” he said.

That year was 2008 when Wayne Kratzmann (now mayor of the South Burnett Regional Council), ┬áBrad Weller and Russell “Skippy” Exelby trudged around the South Burnett – through Yarraman, Nanango, Goomeri, Murgon, Wondai, Tingoora, Wooroolin and Kingaroy – and held fund-raisers in each town.

The 2012 South Burnett Relay For Life will be held at Kingaroy Showgrounds on October 13 and 14.

Organisers have set a fund-raising target of $85,000.

Highlights will include the Survivors Walk during the opening ceremony for Carers and Survivors. Candle tributes will also be lit to remember friends and family who have died.

People interested in registering a team, joining an existing team, or making a donation can do so online

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