Friday, May 29, 2015

Saturday's Relay for Life set to take to the track

The event has become a  much anticipated fixture on the North Coast calendar, an opportunity to celebrate those that have survived cancer, support those that continue to battle the disease and commemorate those that have passed from our lives.

And tomorrow morning will find  all of them, as well as a community that is supporting them, taking to the field at Prince Rupert Middle School. As the sports field adjacent to Prince Rupert's Jim Ciccone Civic Centre becomes the centre of activity for this years 2015 Relay for Life.

With the weather forecast seemingly ready to cooperate once again, Teams of Rupertites will be running or walking in support of those that have cancer, while celebrating those that have conquered the disease.

Earlier this year, the Canadian Cancer Society produced a video presentation that explains why Canadians take to the relay each year. It captures the spirit of the event and offers up a sample of what Rupertites will find when they arrive at the field on Saturday.

Events tomorrow start 10 AM at the PRMS field and continue over the next twelve hours, along with the energetic efforts of those that are relaying for someone close to them, there will be entertainment and activities for all in the family orientated event.

While registration for participants is now closed, you can still support those that are participating, as of today they were half way towards the fundraising goal of 80,000 dollars.

The top five fundraisers heading into Saturday's event are:

Ridley Coal Strollers
CityWest Tumonators
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Fil-Can Association
St. Paul's Lutheran 2

You can review all of the participating teams and donate to the one you wish to support here.

Some background on the national event that the Relay has become can be found here.

You can learn more about the Prince Rupert event from their Facebook page here, included in the information provided some inspiring stories from a few of the teams taking to the tack on Saturday.

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