The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is taking place at Western this Saturday March 24th in the UCC from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am. This fundraiser offers an opportunity to celebrate survivors, remember lost loved ones, and raise funds for vital cancer research. The event consists of an inspirational 12 hour relay-style walk, with many activities incorporated into the evening. This year’s activities will include:
- Minute to Win It
- “Defender Dome” (blow up dodgeball dome)
- Live Musical Entertainment
- The infamous Ann Hambley Warm-Up
- Bachelor/Bachelorette Game
- Movies at Western Film
- Gaming Area
The evening commences with the Opening Ceremonies, which include survivor’s speeches and the Survivor’s Victory Lap. Later in the night, luminaries dedicated to loved ones are placed around the track and lit in remembrance of those who have lost the battle to cancer. Luminaries can be bought online or at the event for $5.00 minimum donation. Other ceremonies include the Fightback Ceremony and the Closing Ceremonies at the end of the night. All participants get Marble Slab, Pizza Pizza and cotton candy free of charge.
Come out to the UCC this Saturday to support the Canadian Cancer Society in their efforts to reach the goal of raising $70,000 to help fund promising research projects in Canada.