Islanders are invited to help change cancer forever by joining the Canadian Cancer Society's two remaining Relay For Life events.
The relays are a celebration of survival, a tribute to loved ones lost and a night of fun, friendship and fundraising.
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Smith Road cheer
The Smith Roaders brought lots of good cheer with them for their participation in the seventh annual Westisle Relay for Life Friday night.
Eric McCarthy/Journal Pioneer
Relays have already been held in Summerside, Kings County, and Kensington. The Queens County relay will happen next weekend, June 13, at the Red Shores Charlottetown Driving Park and the Westisle High School relay will be on the high school grounds the following weekend, June 20.
The non-competitive event invites teams of 10-15 people to set up a campsite and jog, walk or leisurely stroll around a track.
This year, participants can register for the full 12 hours (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) or just six, from 6 p.m. until midnight.
The relay experience begins with an inspiring victory lap with cancer survivors.
Teams then take to the track, parading in creative, whimsical costumes. One member from each team is asked to be on the track throughout the event. Entertainment, activities and food keep them motivated and energized.
As the sun sets, the luminary ceremony begins.
Candles surrounding the walking track are lit in memory, or in honour, of people who have been touched by cancer.
The candles light the way for walkers throughout the night.
For more information go to www.relayforlife.ca or call Gail MacDonald at 1-866-566-4007.