On March 9th, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., students, faculty and staff from Dalhousie, Saint Mary’s, Mount Saint Vincent University and Nova Scotia Community College, will once again come together at Dalplex for the Metro Universities Relay For Life in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.
For the past two years, the Metro Halifax university community of students, faculty and staff have united in the fight against cancer with incredible results. In 2011, surpassing all goals, the Metro Universities Relay For Life raised over $60,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society – more than doubling the previous year’s total.
The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is more than a fundraiser. It is an opportunity for family, friends and colleagues to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back against cancer.
During the overnight non-competitive relay, teams of 10 take turns walking around a track lit by luminaries honouring or remembering loved ones who have been touched by cancer. It is a twelve hour event full of heart-warming ceremonies, fitness activities, live local entertainment, and much more!
An important component of Relay is the Survivor Reception and Victory Lap – the first lap of the night. The Victory Lap truly is a celebration of those cancer Survivors who inspire us every day. Whether you are 1 year old or 99 years old … 1 day or 50 years cancer free…. all survivors are invited to join the fight.
To participate in the Survivor’s Victory Lap, to register a team to participate in Relay or to volunteer, please visit www.relayforlife.ca and select Nova Scotia followed by the Metro Universities link (http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR?fr_id=11258&pg=entry) or contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org.