Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life

by PJ Mullen on April 21, 2010

in April 2010 Nominees, Spread Your Warmth

Our latest nominee for the Spread Your Warmth campaign comes to us courtesy of Ro Egier who has asked us to profile the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. From a personal perspective I’m honored to write about this cause because of how much cancer has impacted my friends and family.

What is the Relay for Life?

The Canadian Cancer Society describes the Relay for Life as:

a celebration of survival, a tribute to the lives of loved ones and a night of fun, friendship and fundraising to beat cancer.

Teams of 10 people participate in an overnight, non-competitive relay. Participants take turns walking, running or strolling around a track. These teams represent corporations, communities, families and friends.

The Relay for Life is an opportunity to get together with family and friends to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back in the hope of finding a cure for this terrible disease.

The funds raised through Relay For Life help the Canadian Cancer Society fund promising research, provide information and support services for people living with cancer and advocate for public policies that reduce cancer risk and improve the quality of life for those living with the disease.

For more information on participating in a Relay for Life close to you, click here to find a location nearest you.

About the Canadian Cancer Society

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.

Through their many donors and the selfless work of their volunteers and staff, the Canadian Cancer Society is leading the way in the fight against cancer. These include:

  • funding research on all types of cancer
  • offering comprehensive and credible information on cancer, risk reduction and treatment; and
  • providing support for people living with cancer, family members and friends

Thank you to Ro Egier for nominating the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life >the Spread Your Warmth campaign. If you would like to learn more about the Relay for Life, to get involved or to make a donation, visit their website.

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