Monday, 10 June 2013

June means Relay for Life

Relay for Life  is a global movement against cancer that takes place in 20 countries worldwide,
including over 500 communities across Canada.   Throughout the month of June people come together to honour, remember and fundraise for cancer victims and survivors. 

 The relay is an all ages, 12-hour event which is staged overnight.  It includes an inspirational luminary ceremony resulting in thousands of candles lining the relay route.  You can sponsor an individual participant or purchase luminaries with a $5 dollar donation .  

 Camp Goodtime in Nova Scotia is an example of a project that is partially funded by Relay for Life.  Camp Goodtime is a week-long summer camp for kids aged 7-15 living with cancer or a brain tumor.   Activities  such as canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts, outdoor education and sing-a-long sessions  are part of the package.

The Relay has a festival atmosphere and often includes returning participants.  From all accounts the Relay for Life experience is unique and satisfying for everyone involved.  Check here  for information on how to support, participate in or attend an event in your area. 

-Patricia Milner, Head of Reference Services

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