A night to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones affected and to fight together.
Here’s how a “core team” at the helm of the 11 th edition of the Relay for Life in Sherbrooke describes the event.
The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) held the Relay for Life again this year to Jacques-Cartier Park, on 3 June.
“The event exceeds the charity aspect and brings together people on the same land for twelve hours,” comments François Fouquet, the new president of the organizing committee.
“This creates moments of reflection, solidarity and listening to others. All ingredients that are found in the path of someone who fights cancer. ”
More than 1,100 people will walk or run around two circuits lit by fixtures to raise funds to fight against all cancers.
Six relay in Estrie
More than 200 survivors are expected to attend this magical night to which nearly 150 volunteers will be involved to make a difference.
Recall that the financial objective of Relay For Life in Sherbrooke is $ 340,000. In addition, five other Relays will be held in Estrie between 27 May and 17 June, in Lac-Mégantic, Waterloo, Coaticook, Cowansville and Magog. With these six relays, the Estrie office hopes to raise more than $ 750,000.
Anyone interested in forming a team can register online or relaispourlavie.ca can pick a team kit on the premises of Val Estrie Lincoln on King Street West.
Funds raised at Relay For Life in Estrie allow the CSC to prevent more cancers and demand laws to protect health, to fund more research projects and support more people living with cancer.