Miramichi Relay for Life – June 8th 2019
The Miramichi Relay For Life organizing committee invites you to be part of the 18th Miramichi Relay For Life on Saturday, June 8, 2019. This year marks a change in venue for the Relay with all activities taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Park/Town Square and Kin Centre locations. The event will run from 5:00PM – 11:00 PM.
The Survivor Dinner, Survivor Victory Lap, Hair Donation Ceremony, and Luminary Ceremony will all be part of this year’s event. These highlights will be complemented by other popular activities including face-painting, a fundraiser BBQ, and a host of local musical talent.
The committee is currently registering teams, individual participants, and Survivors for the Relay. Teams can consist of family members, friends, or co-workers. Once a team is formed, the Team Captain will be supplied with all the information and necessary materials to facilitate participation in the Relay, and fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society. The Registration Fee is $15 per person – there is no fee for Survivors.
Relay for Life is a non-competitive relay and participants will take turns walking, running or strolling around the Square. Join us for a night of music, fun and friendship to help beat cancer. To register a team or for further team information, please contact Don Lynch at 773-3282 or Shannon Daley at 773-5528. Teams can register in-person with Don or Shannon, or on-line at relayforlife.ca
The Survivors Victory Lap is always an emotional part of the Relay for Life. Survivors are invited to walk a lap together to acknowledge and celebrate their courage in living with cancer. Survivors are also recognized at a meal sponsored by the Atlantic Superstore (Chatham) prior to the Victory Lap.
After dusk, the Luminary Ceremony takes place. Candles, which will line the outside of Queen Elizabeth Park, will be lit in honour of cancer survivors or in memory of loved ones who have lost the battle with cancer.
Luminaries can be purchased prior to the event from a relay participant, or at the following locations: Miramichi Medical Supplies, Brookdale Flower Shop, Miramichi Meats (Nordin), Earl’s Meat Shop (Exmoor), Saint Andrew’s United Church (Chatham), or by calling Helen Mullin at 622-1243. Luminary purchases can also be made throughout the day at the Relay for Life event.
The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is a nationwide event that brings communities together to celebrate survivors, honour those we’ve lost and commit to raising funds to fight all types of cancer. With nearly 1 in 2 Canadians expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, we all have a reason to take action. Relay For Life brings people of all ages together to raise funds to help Canada’s brightest researchers discover breakthroughs that could save lives, and ensure vital support services are available so that no one will have to face cancer alone. The participation of every person, team and community helps us work towards a world where no one has to fear cancer.
Cancer changes everything. So can you.
Posted by: stacy
Giv’er Miramichi is about “What’s up, what’s new, what’s happening”. We are focused on building people up, supporting one another and celebrating our successes.