Annual Relay For Life registration begins online

It may be months away, but work is already underway locally for a nationwide event that inspires passion and hope.

  • Jan. 25, 2011 7:00 p.m.

It may be months away, but work is already underway locally for a nationwide event that inspires passion and hope.

Participants are encouraged to sign up now for the annual Relay for Life in Vernon, which takes place June 4 at Polson Park.

Each participant who registers by Jan. 31 pays the reduced entrance fee of $10. Early bird registration is available online at www.relayforlife.ca.

“We are encouraging past participants, new participants, cancer survivors and anyone else in the community to get involved with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life,” says Diana Beglaw, International Relay For Life Hero of Hope and pancreatic cancer survivor. “You can sign up as an individual, a team captain or as a team member; everyone is welcome.”

Teams of up to 15 people take turns walking around a track for 12 or more hours – from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

“Relay isn’t an athletic event,” says Sarah Pruckl, local Relay for Life coordinator. “It’s a fun non-competitive and fulfilling experience that brings together family, friends, coworkers and communities.”

The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is a unique opportunity for communities to come together and celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones and fight back against all cancers.

Each year more than 400 communities nationwide come together to fight back at Relay, supporting the largest cancer fundraiser in Canada. In British Columbia and the Yukon more than 50 communities participate.

Since 1998, Relay For Life has raised more than $51 million in the fight against cancer. Last year in BC and the Yukon, the event raised more than $5 million for the Canadian Cancer Society and locally raised over $117,000.

For event details or more information visit RelayForLife.ca

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call the toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333.