Maggie Facey

Maggie Facey

Relay For Life raises $90,000

It was an emotional night as cancer survivors, family and friends marched around the Polson Park oval.

It was an emotional night as cancer survivors, family and friends marched around the Polson Park oval.

More than 328 participants and 42 teams participated in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Saturday and Sunday.

“The event proved to be a tremendous success, raising more than $90,000 to fight cancer,” said Sarb Tatla-Low, co-ordinator.

“Participants came together to celebrate the lives of those who have overcome cancer, remember loved ones lost, and empower individuals and communities to fight back against the disease.”

The money raised goes towards cancer research, community support programs to people living with cancer, comprehensive cancer information, prevention initiatives, and advocacy for healthy public policies.

“I’m so pleased with the support of our staff and our community to help raise much needed funds for this important cause,” said Michael Sherwood, with Silver Star Mountain Resort, a relay sponsor.

“We are proud to not only be an event sponsor but to put a team in the event and to raise over $70,000 for the event over the last seven years.”

The organizing committee is seeking additional members to help plan the 2014 Relay For Life event.

If you are interested in participating, contact Tatla-Low at 250-542-0770.