WITH 33 teams registered and 342 participants locked-in, it's looking promising for the second Queanbeyan Relay for Life to be held at Seiffert Oval from February 16 to 17.
Organisers are hoping to raise $45,000 for the Cancer Council NSW which is used to support cancer survivor, carers and their families.One of the teams participating in the Relay for Life again is the easily recognisable "Smurfs" team decked out in blue polo shirts and white caps.
Team captain Cathy Croker said they had such a great time at last year's event, they decided to do it all over again.
She said being part of the Queanbeyan Relay for Life was like attending a huge community party.
"We first decided to do it because a few people on our team had family members who had been affected by cancer and really it could be any of us," she said.
''It was a very nice community event, there was a lot of camaraderie on the day and community spirit. We had a great time and raised more money than we expected."
Mrs Croker said their Smurf colouring-in competition will return on the day and the team had already received more than $1000 worth of donations from family, friends and colleagues.
The team's unusual name is inspired by a few funny little characters at their NSW Business Link work place at NSW Businesslink.
"It's a joke we have at work, everyone has a little Smurf on their desk so we thought we'd continue the Smurf theme," she said.
Mrs Croker urged locals to come down on the day and join in the fun.
"I encourage the community to get behind the Relay for Life even if you're not going to participate it is worth coming down and having a look on the day."
The Queanbeyan Relay for Life will be held on February 16 to 17 at the Seiffert Oval from 10am onwards. Participants can still register on the day and costs $20 per person.