Relay For Life is an event that is emotional, powerful, and a life-altering experience.
It is happening on June 7 at Polson Park, and your help is needed to volunteer or to participate as a team.
Here is why I Relay:
I Relay for my grandma, who fought (and won) the fight against breast cancer like a pro. I Relay for my cousin, who was such an inspiration and she is missed, cancer took her so quickly.
I Relay for all the women in my family who have lost a piece of themselves to cancer.
I Relay for my grandfather, my sister, my friend, and my co-workers.
But most importantly, I Relay for my daughter.
I want for her to grow up in a world where cancer isn’t feared. A world where the words ‘it’s cancer’ means help, support, and absolute survival.
Emily Dickenson wrote: “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.”
I Relay because I want to have Hope.
To join me in this fight, you can find out more information at relayforlife.ca/vernon.
Jacqueline Salvino, Vernon