Trail’s Haley Park will be the site of the 12th annual Relay for Life from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday.
The event brings together more than 200,000 people nation-wide every year.
Its motivation is to celebrate those who courageously fought cancer and survived, remember those lost, and fight back against cancer by putting an end to the suffering and loss.
Like previous years, there will be a Survivors Lap in which participating survivors trek around the track.
There will also be a Luminary Ceremony in memory of all those lost to cancer.
Last year Canada raised $55 million for the fight against cancer and of that total British Columbia, coupled with the Yukon, raised $5.2 million.
These funds help the CCS reach their goals and maintain their mission.
“The Canadian Cancer Society is committed to eradicating cancer and improving the quality of life of people with cancer,” said its mission statement.
However common misconceptions lead to people believe the Relay For Life is something it is not.
The event is a family-friendly event and does not demand full day attendance.
In other words, anyone interested in participating can come and go as they please. However joining for the 12 hours is encouraged. It’s a fun, leisurely event that does not require running.
There will be several special performances, music, actives, as well as prizes prizes throughout the day.
For more information or if you’re looking to form a team visit relaybc.ca or contact 250-362-7422.