Friday, May 27, 2016

Annual Relay for Life launches Saturday at PRMS field

Prince Rupert's Relay for Life takes to the Prince Rupert Middle School Field tomorrow morning, an event that has evolved into one of the most significant and successful of community endeavours over the years and a gathering that delivers strong emotions to go with the social and athletic elements.

An inspirational fundraising event that brings out the best of the North Coast, it has built upon the strong conduit of support that is found in the region, with many of the participating teams long time friends and co-workers, many of them with a strong personal attachment to those who have suffered from cancer.

The days events start at 10 AM at the Middle School Field, at the far end of the Civic Centre Parking lot and the participants will walk, run or push their strollers around the track through the day, raising funds and awareness for the Fight against Cancer.

One of the most emotional and uplifting events of the day comes at the very opening, with the Survivor Victory Lap at 10AM where those that have conquered cancer or continue with their fight lead the way with their opening tour of the circuit.

The event features Music, Food and Games offering something for all members of the family to join in on as they support the team members during the Relay.

The evening winds down with the Luminary Ceremony at 9 PM

The weekly newspaper, The Northern View has been providing a number of inspiring stories over the last few months in the lead up to Saturday's relay, those accounts of the dedication of those that are participating are well worth the read to gain a full understanding of the emotion and resolve that the Relay for Life brings each year.

The best way to find the collection of stories for this year is to use the website's search engine and type in Why We Relay.

The field at Prince Rupert Middle School is a quiet place right now,
but Saturday it will be the centre of action for this years edition of
Relay for Life from 10 AM to 10 PM

The fundraising for this years event has once again provided a glimpse into the generosity of the North Coast, with organizers reporting that as of today, the Prince Rupert Relay has made it to 88 percent of their goal for the year, with $79,503 pledged to this point.

The Relay for Life jail cells are filling
up as Prince Rupert collects the
fundraising cash to make bail (or not)
Fundraising efforts continue today, with the CIBC hosting a Relay for Life Bail and Jail, which has already seen a number of local personalities and residents jailed for the cause.

A full list of the teams that have reserved their place in Saturday's relay can be found here.

Through the day on Saturday you can follow the local event through the twitter feed of #WhyIRelay  

More on the Prince Rupert event can be found here or from the Relay for Life Facebook page

A full review of all North Coast Events can be discovered on our archive page.

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