In just four months, Castlegar’s eighth annual Relay For Life will take place at the Pass Creek Fall Fair Grounds. As cancer doesn’t sleep, neither do we: Castlegar’s Relay For Life is a 12-hour, overnight event, full of live entertainment, group activities and inspiring ceremonies that aim to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against cancer as a community. There is a wide variety of rewarding and fun opportunities that community members of all ages can engage in. For example, as a participant of the event, community members form teams that fundraise leading up to the event and then attend Relay For Life in June. At Relay teams take turns walking, running or rolling around the track while immersed in great fun – and you are invited to dress up if you like and set up and decorate your own team tent.
Some participants choose to join a pre-existing team rather than forming their own in order to experience the fun. Others also choose to volunteer at the event to contribute a few hours of their time and energy to make the experience great for all the participants on the day of Relay For Life.
We welcome and encourage all community members to form or join a team; the experience is extremely inspiring, enjoyable and meaningful. Early bird registration is only $10 and ends March 1, 2013 – and there are great prizes (like an iPad) to be won for signing up early.
If you are interested in creating your own Relay For Life team or participating at the event, you can register at www.relaybc.ca or contact Christina Postnikoff at 365-7074 for more details. You can also find further information and updates on the event’s Facebook page ‘Castlegar Relay for Life 2013.’
Supporting the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life as a participant, team or volunteer, means supporting the fight against cancer – supporting research for all types of cancer, cancer prevention initiatives, advocacy efforts and a range of practical and emotional support programs for people living with cancer and their families. I hope you will join us in Relay For Life.
-Christina Postnikoff, Relay For Life Team Recruitment Volunteer Chair 2013