“Survivorship needs to be celebrated,” says Tracy Berg, event organizer for this year’s Relay for Life. “There is nothing more moving than seeing the sea of yellow shirts as our local cancer survivors start Relay off by walking the first lap.”
Relay for Life benefits the Canadian Cancer Society, which supports local cancer services and research.
Cancer survivors are treated to a free dinner celebration at 5:30 p.m., sponsored by Thrifty Foods.
Then at 7 p.m., survivors launch the 12 hour overnight relay by walking the first lap.
Cancer Survivors can register free by calling the local unit office at 250-338-5454 or by emailing email@example.com.
Relay for Life will take place at the Vanier track on Saturday, June 6 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Comox Valley is the top relay on Vancouver Island and in the top 5 in B.C.
This year’s relay has a carnival theme and some great entertainment lined up with Helen Austin, The Travellers, Allanah Clark and Ryan Castle all performing throughout the night.
“We are still in need of volunteers for all different areas, we just cannot put on this kind of event without the community’s support,” says Berg.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any volunteer inquiries.
For more information of how to register a team, contact Berg at 250.668.6794 or visit www.relayforlife.ca/comoxvalley.