November 21, 2012
On Friday, November 30th from 7pm to 7am on December 1st, the Canadian Cancer Society Club at the University of Lethbridge will host the 3rd Annual Relay For Life at the 1st Choice Saving Centre for Sport and Wellness located on the University campus. The 1st Choice Saving Centre has kindly donated the full use of the 200 metre indoor Track on which participants of the Relay For Life will walk the night away.
The Relay For Life event will see youth from all around Lethbridge celebrate life, honour cancer survivors and fundraise for a cure. Currently, 10 teams of 10 - 15 participants have registered and each team is encouraged to strive to raise at least $2,000. Individuals are encouraged to join an existing team or sign up as a volunteer to enjoy a night of working together to celebrate cancer survivors and remember those who lost their lives. The fundraising goal for this event is to raise at least $20,000 through team fund raising, online donations and raffles. It is the hope of the U of L CCS that this event will continue to promote youth engagement, educating the community on cancer and creating a greater sense of unity within the city of Lethbridge.
The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is an overnight, non-competitive relay in which teams of 10 people take turns walking, running or strolling around a track. Teams consisting of students, staff, neighbourhoods, families and friends can look forward to camping out on the grounds of the track, all night musical entertainment, sponsored meals, the camaraderie of inter team games and fantastic prizes.
The first lap of Relay For Life is dedicated to cancer survivors, who are invited to walk the Survivors’ Victory Lap. Later in the night the Luminary Ceremony takes place where candles are placed around the track to commemorate survivors and those who have lost their lives to cancer.
About the Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers and staff whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer. To learn more about cancer, visit our website cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1.888.939.3333.
For more information, please contact:
President, U of L Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Cancer Society, Lethbridge Office