Get ready for Relay for Life
The Canadian Cancer Society is inviting everyone to take part in its 13th edition of the Magog Relay for Life, the all-night walk that lasts twelve hours, on Friday, June 13th. It is held, each year, at Merry Point. The aim of the event is to celebrate life despite having cancer, to pay homage to those affected by the illness and to fight together to save even more lives. Why at night? Because cancer never sleeps.
TVA personality Dominic Arpin is the provincial spokesperson of the event while Martin Pomerleau, the president and general director of Pomerleau Gaz Propane, is the local honorary president. Both are cancer survivors!
There is still time to enter a team into the event. “The Relay for Life is an exceptional moment, a night shared with the family, friends and colleagues. It symbolizes and sheds light on what I have experienced and what others are going through now. For all those people now facing cancer, the walk is long and sometimes difficult. However, in the morning, at sunrise, hope is renewed with the beginning of a new day,” said Dominic Arpin.
“It is thanks to the involvement and the donations of thousands of Quebecers that the Canadian Cancer Society works to prevent cancer, allowing our researchers to make more discoveries and help more people affected by this illness. We are all part of the solution. Together we can save more lives,” concluded Mr. Pomerleau.
In 2013, Relay for Life raised $13 million in Quebec. More than 50,000 Quebecers take part each year in this event. To learn more, make a donation, buy a luminary in memory of a loved one, become a volunteer or register for the Survivors’ Lap, which is free, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 819 565-9716.