Relay for Life raises $155,000
NUMEROUS milestones were reached at the 2010 Gladstone Relay for Life fundraising walk event on the weekend.
Relay committee chair Col Chapman announced yesterday morning at the closing ceremony that the event had raised a little over the target for the year, with $155,369 and more money to come.
“It’s been a very successful event,” he said. “Raymond Lewis from Jetset travel – this is his sixth year and each year he’s walked the whole 18 hours.”
Mr Lewis walked almost 73km in the 18 hours.
There were 66 teams that participated in this year’s event, up from the 53 teams last year that raised $145,000.
Sandra Pugh, walked the whole 18 hours for the first time, for her sister-in-law Christine who finished chemotherapy in January.
Sandra completed 210 laps of the oval at Chanel College during the weekend event.
Another milestone was achieved by Gladstone Road Runners member and melanoma survivor Brett Stevens.
Mr Stevens ran 102km in 16 hours and 58 minutes.
The Gladstone Road Runners team, which included Mr Stevens, achieved the highest number of laps for the event.
The top 10 fundraising teams in order from highest to lowest were:
BMA ($10,436), NRG ($9179), Solar Power Walkers ($8906), Kim’s Krazy Krusaders ($8802), Orica ($7570), Dirt Cheap Excavators ($6808), Cement Australia ($6331), Chanel College ($4390), Gladstone Rotary Club ($4320) and RCR Eagle ($3140).