20 years and going strong: Relay for Life raises over $85K

  • 20 years and going strong: Relay for Life raises over $85K

20 years and going strong: Relay for Life raises over $85K

It wasn't until two girls showed up at his front door raising money for Relay for Life, however, that he got involved.

Ms Broomer echoed that sentiment, saying, "Relay for Life is synonymous with community".

The money raised by Relay for Life and their teams goes to the American Cancer Society to fund research, share expert information, support patients, and spread the word about prevention.

More than 65 cancer survivors and their supporters walked the first mile of the Liberty, Girard and McDonald Relay for Life held in Mcdonald Friday and today. "And, you know, when the shoe fits, you wear it". "This event is the 9th anniversary for Prince Edward County, so it's a main player of the Canadian Cancer Society and it's very important to fight this battle and to raise money for research".

Mr Farrington said there are many things that keep him coming back year after year.

"From going through the health system, if I can help anyone who has helped me, then that's great", he said. "It doesn't mean we have to empty our bank account for somebody. We need more people to volunteer".

The chance to help support those who have had cancer or are now battling it is here with this year's Relay for Life Lamar County.

The event is organized by the American Cancer Society. "This can't continue. We have to make the environment better so that this cancer does not, you know, continue repeating itself", said Diane Cade, a cancer survivor.

Again this year, and every year, luminaries were placed along the track by individuals and team members as a way to remember, and to support those affected by cancer. This year, Douglas County raised $147,650.80, surpassing the goal of $135,000. "During Relay For Life events, members of each team take turns walking around the track or path. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event".

She'll walk the Survivors' Victory Lap on June 15 following a yearlong drive to be cancer free.

"I Relay for my friends who are powerful, awesome survivors: Dawn, Debbie, Jean, Julie, Kathleen, Lisa, Lori, Rachel, Regina, Sharon, Tim".

"(Survivors are) the reason why we plan this event", Zeller said. "I truly believe in this message, being a survivor [myself]".

Survivors stand out among other participants by wearing signature purple shirts.

"Across the country, relays are seeing a decrease in participation because families are so busy these days that it's hard to get them to commit to a 24-hour event", Carey said.