Relay for Life sets new record
Over 45 teams of family, friends and co-workers from the Trinity Conception area came together on St. Francis Field, Harbour Grace, for the seventh annual Relay For Life on Sept. 11.
Sponsored by the Canadian Cancer Society, the event is designed to celebrate cancer survivors, remember and honour loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back against all cancers. The moving event raises money for cancer research, awareness and support in the community, and advocacy for public policies that prevent cancer and help those living with it.
“ The Trinity Conception community has made this year’s event an overwhelming success,” said Danielle Doyle, chair of the Trinity Conception Relay organizing committee. “ Family, friends and coworkers showed their commitment to the fight against cancer by giving wholeheartedly to this event.”
A total of $ 72,000 was raised for the cause.
“ It was an amazing day of inspiration, hope and community rallying around a great cause,” Doyle commented. “ We are very pleased with the support received from local business. From the survivors, volunteers, participants and sponsors, it was truly a community event.”
Doyle went on to say the money raised is a new record for the Trinity Conveption Relay. “ We are so proud of every one invoved,” she added.
From May to September throughout the province, Relays are taking place in over 20 communities.
CJ Whelan of Western Bay and Jordan Bishop of Upper Island Cove are the youngest cancer survivors who participated in the Relay for Life. They led the victory lap.
Children participating in the Relay for Life.