Cowichan relay to fight cancer
This weekend hundreds of people are gathering at the Cowichan Sportsplex to take back the night and fight cancer.
It’s called the Relay for Life, an overnight event where teams of people walk or run the track for 12 straight hours.
Organizer Donna Skene told SunFM News this event has helped her battle some of her own experiences with cancer.
“It is a really different event, and it has helped me get over a few peoples deaths in my life, and I think one day we can cure cancer.”
Skene said after the relay is done, everyone gets together to look toward the future.
“In the morning we encourage people to fight back next year, and make changes in their lives for prevention, and keep up the fundraising, and one day we won’t have to fear the word cancer.”
Anyone who wants to get involved, donate, or support the teams can go to the event Saturday or go to the Relay for Life website.
So far, the 18 teams in Cowichan have raised over $20,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Over five years, Cowichan has raised over $145,000.
The event runs 6 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday.
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