Participants sought for annual Relay For Life

The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life in Stettler is just around the corner.

The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life in Stettler is just around the corner.

Register your team today at relayforlife.ca or by calling the Canadian Cancer Society at 403-347-3662. The celebration brings the community together in a unified effort to celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.

Former and current cancer patients and caretakers, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, civic organizations and the public are invited to take part in what’s expected to be an exciting team event.

Stettler’s Relay For Life takes place from 7 p.m. on June 14 until 7 a.m. on June 15 at the William E. Hay Composite High School track.

The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is a family-oriented event in which participants can enjoy the camaraderie of a team and also raise funds to help eliminate cancer.

Participants camp out at the relay site, and when they’re not taking their turn walking, they can take part in fun activities and enjoy local entertainment.

“Relay For Life brings the progress against cancer to the forefront,” said Dorothy Hebert, the health and safety chair.

“Many participants are our family, friends and neighbours who have dealt with cancer themselves. Their involvement is proof of the progress that has been made not only in reducing death rates, but also in impacting the quality of life following cancer treatment.”

“The funds raised enable the Canadian Cancer Society to continue their investment in the fight against cancer through research, education, advocacy and patient services,” said Crystal Schierman, the food and beverage chair.

Information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is available online at www.relayforlife.ca.