Saturday, May 27, 2017

Prince Rupert Relay for Life 2017 underway

Perfect weather is greeting participants in this years Relay for Life, with the official launch to the annual Relay for Life, an event which both serves to celebrate and remember those who have faced cancer.

Twenty five teams took to the track at Pattulo Field at the Civic Centre today for the 10 AM start and will be there over the course of the next twelve hours walking or running in common cause.

Along with the activity on the track there will be a range of entertainment and activities taking place through the day.

From the Relay for Life Facebook Page, a look at the schedule of performances and activities set for the rest of the day can be reviewed.

You can drop by Patullo Field through the day today to cheer on the participants and follow the days events through until 10 PM.

Relay events are being updated through the events Facebook page which you can follow here.

Photos and other notes on today's Relay are also being put out through twitter under the hash tag of #RelayforLife

Fundraising took place in the weeks leading up to today's event, with bake sales, jail and bails and many other activities setting the pace for the popular community event.

The fundraising efforts will continue through today and in the days to follow as the participants in this years event look to reach their goal. As today's event got  underway, local fundraisers had raised 70 percent of their target.

The full list of participating teams can be found here, with an opportunity available for North Coast residents to donate found beside each team's information notes.

You can also just stop by Patullo and offer a cash donation to organizers as we join in on the celebration of efforts of Relay participants today.

More background on what the National Relay for Life program is all about can be found here.

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