Re­lay for Life sets new record

The Compass - - CLASSIFIED -

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.

Sub­mit­ted pho­tos

Chil­dren par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Re­lay for Life.

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