Canadian Cancer Society declares June Relay For Life Month

Sunday, May 03, 2015

“Cherish every moment with those you love at every stage of your journey.” - Jack Layton

A common goal is what the Canadian Cancer Society fights for on a daily basis - as a national community-based organization of volunteers, they fund research and advocate the prevention of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Every year, Canadians across the country join together in the fight against cancer at the community fundraising event, Relay for Life. With well over 400 relays taking place across the country, participants spend months fundraising on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society and get recognized for reaching their individual fundraising goals at Relay events. The move to declare June Relay For Life Month paves the way toward bringing together Relay participants to experience an event that rallies hundreds of communities across Canada over the past 16 years.

{I relay for my mom and how she overcame a major stride last year with early detection but also all my family friends who've fought a hard battle with different shapes and forms of cancer.}

An event that unites so many brave participants, resonates a sense of pride throughout to create a world where no Canadian fears cancer. I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the province wide media relay and talk with local Kingstionian Shirley Brown - a proud breast cancer survivor, fighter and major supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society (applause please!). She has walked miles and raised thousands - "If it wasn't for all those who funded the research before me, I wouldn't be here" Shirley states. Money raised through Relay For Life helps save lives as two out of every five Canadian will develop cancer in their lifetime. Shirley like many others hopes to further educate the general public and communicate the message about the fight against cancer. Join Shirley, accept the baton and be part of Relay for Life 2015 in Kingston!

Relay For Life in Kingston and Surrounding Areas
Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, on June 6, 2015 from10h00am-10h00pm.
Napanee District High School, on June 12, 2015 from 7h00pm-7h00am.
Parham Ball Field on June 20, 2015 from noon to midnight.

Don't forget Kingston! 
$10 registration night on May 13 at the Canadian Cancer Society Kingston chapter at 496 Days Road from 5-7h30pm! Want to volunteer? Relay for Life is the perfect event!

To continue the province wide media relay in support of Relay for Life, I'm handing over the virtual baton all the way over to Moose FM in Timmins!

Learn more and register today at relayforlifeontario.ca or call 613-384-2361.

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