Relay for Life – remember with luminaries

Relay for Life, the country's largest cancer fundraiser, is set for June 9-10

The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is Canada’s biggest cancer fundraiser.

It is also a life-changing event that gives communities the opportunity to celebrate cancer survivors, remember and honour loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back for a future without cancer.

During this event, teams of people take turns walking or running laps around a track for 12 or more hours.

Each team is asked to have at least one team member on the track at all times throughout the event.

The Luminary Ceremony, which takes place at 10 p.m., is a time to remember loved ones fighting cancer and honour loved ones who have been lost.

Luminaries are candles that are placed in special bags with the names of cancer survivors and those who have lost their battle with cancer. Luminaries are placed along the relay track.

Luminaries are $5 each and are available for purchase at the event, online at relayforlife.ca or at Campbell River Cancer Office, Unit B 1423 16th Street. A donation of a non-perishable food item is requested to go into each luminary bag.

There is a drop off box at the Cancer Office or donations may be taken to the event. After the Closing Ceremony, donations go to the Campbell River Food Bank.

Relay for Life takes place June 9-10 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Sportsplex.