OPINION: City unites for a cause that touches lives

IPSWICH'S community spirit shone brightly at the weekend with hundreds of residents uniting for a cause that touches so many of our lives.

Organisers of the 2015 City of Ipswich Relay for Life should be extremely proud of the strong turn-out for the event at Bill Paterson Oval at Limestone Park.

The aim of Relay for Life is to create hope for survivors and people who have lost a loved one to cancer while raising money for patient support services, education and research.

It was a chilly Saturday night but that did not stop participants from sticking it out for 18 hours to raise more than $80,000.

The number of teams that took part this year reflected the significance of Relay for Life and what it represented to residents, with many walking those laps in memory of family and friends who lost their battle with cancer.

It is wonderful to see members of the community rallying together to spread this vital message and ensuring the local event continues to go from strength to strength.

Donations can still be made at relayforlife.org.au or call the Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85.


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