Chilliwack counts down to Relay for Life

Stage set for ninth annual Relay for Life in Chilliwack May 3

Chilliwack Relay For Life’s Volunteer Organizing Committee is counting down the days to their 9th Annual Chilliwack Relay For Life Event at Prospera Centre on Friday, May 3.

Relay For Life is a 12-hour, overnight non-competitive community fundraising event that brings teams of colleagues, friends and families together to take turns walking or running indoors at Prospera Centre.

“I don’t think there’s anyone of us that doesn’t know someone who has been touched by cancer” says Committee Co-Chair Corinne McCabe. “On May 3rd, we invite everyone to come out and support our friends, our families, and our community. Come Celebrate, Remember and Fightback against this terrible disease”

“There is still time to signup and participate this year” says Committee Co-Chair Tamara Simpson. “$20 gets you registered for the event and we encourage each participant to raise $100”.

What money raised at Relay can do.

Cancer is difficult to understand and coping with a diagnosis is stressful. A donation of $35 will empower one cancer patient with the information they need to better understand their diagnosis and make informed decisions about their health.

Families devastated by a child’s cancer diagnosis face overwhelming emotional, financial, and practical challenges. A donation of $35 can be used towards financial support for a family with a cancer diagnosis.

One in five cancer patients cannot get to treatment. A donation of $50 could assist with the cost of transporting one cancer patient to a life-saving treatment appointment, so that they can focus on getting well.

A donation of $75 could help with the costs of providing a summer recreation program for a child at Camp Goodtimes.

Affordable, welcoming accommodation during treatment away from home can help a cancer patient. A donation of $75 can be used towards the cost of operating our lodges in Prince George, Kelowna, Victoria and Vancouver.

A cancer diagnosis is frightening and can be very isolating. A donation of $125 will connect one patient with a cancer survivor who has “been there,” providing compassion and emotional support from diagnosis through recovery.

Clinical trials are the final phase in the testing of new cancer treatments. A Relay team that raises $10,000 will give one cancer patient access to the newest types of cancer treatment through participation in a potentially life-saving clinical trial.

For more information or to register go to www.relaybc.ca/chilliwack2013 or call us at 604.792.3984