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Feature Article - March 8, 2007

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Feature Article - March 8, 2007

Relay for Life:Survivor activities

by Mike Procter


The Relay for Life is a celebration of survival, a tribute to the lives of loved ones and a night of fun, fellowship and fundraising to beat cancer. The Relay for Life involves teams of 10 people who participate in an overnight non-competitive relay. Participants take turns walking, running or strolling around a track from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the next morning. Survivors, people who are living with cancer or have previously been diagnosed with cancer, are invited to walk the first lap of the track at 7 p.m. - the Victory Lap - to acknowledge and celebrate their courage in their struggle with the disease. Watching dozens of survivors walk proudly around the track is inspiring and touching. Survivors are treated as guests of honour and all Survivors receive a free Relay For Life Survivor T-shirt. Following the Victory Lap, survivors are free to return home or stay throughout the evening and join in the fun and celebrations. Survivors can register for the Victory Lap by contacting one of the following Survivor Committee members: Joyce Lewis at 613-375-6770; Mary Chiarot at 613-279-2620 or Mike Procter at 613-279-2572. For more information on Survivor Activities and the Relay for Life event planned for June 1 at the Parham Ballfield, check out the website at www.cancer.ca.

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