Many reasons for Greater Trail residents to join Relay for Life

"Wouldn’t it be amazing if one day we had cure and we can say that everything will be okay!"

When we no longer have to fear for our lives, say goodbye to our loved ones, fight such an enormous battle, or hear the words, “you have cancer;” that would be the victory to my war.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if one day we had cure and we can say that everything will be okay! For too long have we fallen victim to this disgusting disease, it is time to end this now.

My name is Adam Macasso and this is the reason why I Relay for Life.

I am 18 years old and I have been participating in this extraordinary event for seven years. It all started on the morning of Relay six years ago when my sister dragged me out of bed and over to the park for the Relay.

Let me tell you when I got there my eyes were wide open and the sound of music and excitement filled my ears. Wondering off, I met family friends and complete strangers who told me their life stories and how they are or were in the fierce battle for their own lives.

I shared tears and laughter with them. There were also activities everywhere and people singing and dancing in the company of their companions.

From that moment on, I was hooked. Throughout the years I continued to volunteer, and after one year I joined the Relay For Life planning committee. From there I took on many different rolls until I ended up to where I am now, the Event Operations Chair.

To put it simply, I basically supervise the event day to make sure everything runs smoothly so everyone can enjoy the great day.

Being on the committee has given me friends whom I have created close relations with, great life experiences, and the feeling that I am doing something that will help make a difference.

Relay For Life has always been a great success not just because of what I do, but with the help of all the wonderful committee volunteers, event-day volunteers, sponsors, and our participants and cancer survivors!

Here is my request to you: come out and join Relay For Life! Whether you can spare one hour or twenty, there is a wide variety of ways you can help.

If you want a life changing experience, don’t miss this opportunity – I almost did.

The funds that are raised at Relay For Life are used to conduct outstanding cancer research for all types of cancer, influence change through advocacy efforts and Cancer prevention initiatives, and provide a range of practical and emotional support programs to people living with cancer and their families.

Every step taken at Relay For Life helps people right here in Trail who are facing their own cancer journey.

Please join us in making cancer history by volunteering on our Relay For Life planning Committee in Trail.

Be a part of the inspiration, of the hope – and the fun!! Contact us at 250-364-0403 to get involved.

Adam MacassoTrail