On Wednesday, May 22, Canadian Cancer Society volunteers, staff and participants took part in a final fundraiser at Kenzington Burger Bar in Barrie to boost the proceeds for this year’s Barrie/Orillia Relay for Life event.
Thanks to Kenzington Burger Bar’s generous contribution, the evening raised over $340 to go towards the 2019 Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life goal of $50,000.
“At the Canadian Cancer Society, every dollar counts,” said Brenda MacGregor, Senior Manager, Simcoe- Muskoka Community Office- Canadian Cancer Society. “We rely on the proceeds from signature events like Relay for Life to fund many of our essential community programs, such as our Transportation program to take Cancer patients to and from appointments, and our Telephone Support program to help people living with Cancer in the Simcoe Muskoka region.”
On June 7, over 140 people are set to take part in Barrie’s 19th Relay for Life at Chappell Farms in Oro-Medonte. Between 6 p.m. and 12 a.m., participants will walk, jog and run laps as individuals or part of a team in support of thousands of people living with cancer. Participants are encouraged to arrive between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to set up and personalize their camps for the evening.
The event will host some amazing live local bands and engaging children’s entertainment. Complimentary food and beverages will also be available for participants thanks to local community sponsors. Cancer survivors can attend for free and are invited to take part in a celebratory ‘Survivor Lap’. There is also a luminary ceremony to remember those we have lost, as ‘relayers’ walk together to change the future of cancer.
For more information on how you can participate or donate to the Simcoe Muskoka branch of the Canadian Cancer Society to support people in your community living with Cancer, visit relayforlife.ca