Cancer never sleeps - neither will we at overnight fundraisers this
TORONTO, June 20 /CNW/ - For the seventh year, Torontonians will stay up
all night at the Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life to walk a track, cheer
for cancer survivors, remember loved ones, share stories and have fun, all to
raise money to fight cancer.
Relay For Life is a non-competitive 12-hour overnight event that involves
teams who take turns running or walking around a track. This year throughout
June there are five events in Toronto with a total fundraising goal of
$750,000. The money raised will help fund promising research into all types of
cancer and provide support for people living with cancer.
What: Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life at two locations in
When: June 22, starting at 7 p.m.
Where: E.T. Seton Park - enter between 71 and 75 Thorncliffe Park Dr.,
Forest Hill Memorial Park, 340 Chaplin Cres. (Eglinton Ave. W.
and Spadina Rd.), Central Toronto
Who: North York event:
- Toronto Argonauts Blue Thunder cheerleaders
- Highland Dancers, Johnny Butts, other entertainers
- Merengue, Salsa and Latin Line dance lessons
- children's activities including Mad Science, face painting,
- cancer survivors
Central Toronto event:
- Hannah Sung, emcee
- Councillor Karen Stintz, Toronto City Councillor
- Sol Torres, Street Dance Academy (break dance),
The Dunes, Thom Speck and other entertainers
- cancer survivors
opps: 6 p.m. Cancer Survivors' Reception
7 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
7:20 p.m. Survivors' Victory Lap - Cancer survivors in the
community are celebrated by walking the first lap of Relay.
7:30 p.m. Entertainment begins
10 p.m. Luminary Ceremony - At dusk, hundreds of candles are
lit around the Relay track to honour those touched by cancer.
About the Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of
volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and to enhance the quality of
life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer,
visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer
Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.
For further information:
For further information: visit cancer.ca/toronto or contact: North York
event: Chris VanderKruys, June 21-noon June 22, (416) 638-0771 or June 22
afternoon, (705) 716-1268; Central Toronto event: Holly Patton, June 21-22