Ponoka Relay For Life

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The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life brings family and friends together to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those touched by cancer and to fight back against this disease.

Relay For Life is the main volunteer-driven, non-profitable cancer fundraising event of the Canadian Cancer Society. Although the objective of Relay is to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients, the event is held to spread cancer awareness, celebrate the lives of survivors, remember those who lost their lives to cancer, and unite a community in the fight against cancer.

On the weekend of May 13 and 14, everyone will have the opportunity to help contribute to the dream of beating cancer by participating in the Ponoka Relay for Life. This event is open to everyone in the community and is occurring in the Ponoka Composite High School soccer fields. Each relay team includes 10 individuals and must register with a team leader, a fundraising goal, and an incentive to participate in all night games, activities and meals.

On April 5 from 4 to 7 p.m., organizational members from the Ponoka Relay for Life committee will be at Extra Foods and Bargain Shop (tentative) with information packages, and registration forms and details. The Boob Tour organization has joined with the Ponoka relay as a way for teams to fundraise money. The Boob Tour is a comedy group that connects with different Cancer Society fundraisers and is holding a show in Ponoka on April 17 at 8 at the Kinsmen Community Centre. For more information contact Sarah Davis at 403 704-7590.

There will be a kick-off event at the Bargain Shop parking lot (tentative) on April 30 with hot dogs and soft drinks available for a small cost, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information and to register, visit www.cancer.ca/relay, as online registration is highly recommended.

The leadership committee member is Sarah Davis 403-704-7590, leadership co-chair is Jerel Peters and the Canadian Cancer Society Staff Partner is Christy Ravndahl 780-455-7181.