No barrier to running course
IT doesn't matter how old or fit you are; anyone can join Relay for Life.
Gladstone Cancer Council Branch members have done it for the past five years.
Lesley King, Pat Perry, Elaine McIntosh, Kath Neilson, Lois Breadsell, Trish Muller, Keith Prowse, Sue Gillard, Malcolm Wassell and Kelsey Kane are the members of team, Rainbow Connections, which is the Gladstone branch's team.
One of the accessories that will be used by the team will be a rainbow umbrella. It will be the team's baton as they walk in pairs around the oval at Chanel College, in the lengthy event on July 31 and August 1.
Unlike most of the teams participating in Relay for Life, the Rainbow Connections participants are mostly in the 50 to 60 year age group. .
“Malcolm Wassell is the serious member of the team. He counts his laps for his own benefit, trying to beat that the following year,” said Ms King.
The team has done some fundraising, holding a sausage sizzle at Bunning's Warehouse.
“From that we raised about $1600,” said Ms King.
People can register by going to www.relayforlife.org.au or phone 1300 65 65 85.