Posted: 12 October, 2016

Help For Wide Bay Cancer Patients From The Deep Blue Sea

Cancer Patients from the Wide Bay and their Carers will receive financial, emotional and physical support on their journeys again this year, and it will be coming from The Deep Blue Sea.  

Thousands of participants from the region (and some from outside the region that travel for the annual event) will don sea related costumes and make their way to Seafront Oval in Pialba this weekend for the annual Relay For Life.  The Relay will be held at Seafront Oval in Pialba from 3pm Saturday until 9am Sunday. The theme is The Deep Blue Sea, and locals are encouraged to attend the event, even if they aren’t a registered Relay participant.

The event is open to the public from 3pm until 9pm on Saturday, and there will be plenty to do, with entertainment, rides and of course the iconic and moving Candlelight Ceremony at 6pm to honour those that have lost their battle with Cancer. Survivors and Carers are also welcome to participate in the opening lap, which is dedicated solely to Survivors, Carers and anybody currently on their Cancer Journey. Participants in the Survivors & Carers Lap are then invited to a complimentary afternoon tea.

The event is an overnight walk to raise funds, which don’t all primarily go toward research, as with some other fundraisers. The monies raised will go towards education and awareness, financial support for Wide Bay Patients on their Cancer Journey, Emotional Support, and assistance with the cost of accommodation at one of Cancer Council Qld’s support lodges, of which Wide Bay Residents are the biggest users.

For more information about Relay For Life, check out the Hervey Bay Relay For Life facebook page, or email

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