Students at Saugeen District Secondary School (SDSS) in Port Elgin recently held their kick-off to their upcoming 4th Relay for Life in support of the fight for a cancer-free world.
Relay for Life brings the community together to honor individuals who have fought bravely against the merciless disease of cancer. Survivors, their families and all those who have been affected by this disease come together to walk, run and camp out around a track to create a united network of support and dedication.
The Relay begins with a Survivor Lap, an inspiring time where survivors are honored by participants in support of their incredible fight. The event is a 4-hour long community celebration where individuals and teams can eat good food, dance, play games and take turns circling around a track “relay” style to raise funds and fight cancer, as well as participate in or support the featured hair-cutting for wigs for cancer patients.
One of the most memorable events during the night is the Luminaria Ceremony, where everyone has the opportunity to light candles and take a moment to honor those who have beat the disease, those who are still fighting, and those who have courageously fought but have lost their lives to cancer.
Funds raised at Relay for Life support programs and services for patients and their families in Bruce County. The Canadian Cancer Society also provides cancer patients with beauty techniques to help them cope and feel good about themselves during radiation and chemotherapy, and other cancer treatments.
Let’s come together to add another birthday candle to every birthday cake this year on Friday, May 10th from 5:00 pm-10:00 pm .
For more information on our Relay event or to Donate, visit www.relayforlife.ca/sdss.