Evangeline Region’s annual Mini-Relay for Life makes a difference

Darlene Shea
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ABRAM-VILLAGE – On Friday evening, May 30, the residents of the Evangeline Region and surrounding areas will gather at the Evangeline School for the 7th annual Evangeline Mini-Relay for Life to raise funds to help find a cure for cancer.

Some participants from last year’s annual Evangeline Mini-Relay for Life.

Team registration will begin at 5 p.m., and the event starts at 6 p.m. for everyone who wishes to support the cause. At 7:30 p.m., cancer survivors will participate in the Survivor’s Walk, while the other participants will walk before or after them, until midnight.

Throughout the evening, there will be music, activities, a barbeque, and a canteen service.

The Evangeline Mini-Relay for Life is a celebration of cancer survivors and an opportunity to honour lost loved ones. Luminaries will be lit during a twilight ceremony at 10 p.m., and everyone is invited to light a candle in memory of a loved one or to honour a cancer survivor. Following this ceremony, team members and survivors have a silent walk.

The organizing committee invites everyone to pick up an information package to register their team at the office of Le Conseil scolaire-communautaire Évangéline, located in the Evangeline School. A minimum of $100 per team is required. Teams are asked to create a unique name and theme for their group. However, anyone can participate in the activities and make a donation without being part of a team.

The organizing committee, chaired by Grade 12 Evangeline student Kaylee Arsenault, hope that the community will actively support this cause, and remember that “A Small Community Can Make a Big Difference!”.

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