TORONTO, June 15 /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 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 15, starting 7 p.m.
Where L'Amoreaux Park, 2000 McNicoll Ave. (at Kennedy),
Centennial Park Stadium, 56 Centennial Park Road, Etobicoke
Who: Scarborough event:
- Ryan Malcolm, first Canadian Idol with his band Low Level
- Glenn De Baeremaeker, Toronto City Councillor
- members of Toronto's multicultural community
- performances by members of Community Folk Arts Council
- cancer survivors
- David Bacha Band
- sportscaster Bryan Mudryk, emcee for survivors' reception
- Toronto Lynx Soccer Club
- Relay Idol competition
- cancer survivors
Photo opps 6 p.m.: Cancer Survivors' Reception
7 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies
7:15 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
10:00 p.m.: Luminary Ceremony - At dusk, hundreds of candles
are lit around the Relay track to honour those touched by
- Scarborough event: Ryan Malcolm performs with his band
Low Level Flight to 11:00 p.m.
- Etobicoke event: David Bacha Band to 11:30 p.m.
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: L'Amoreaux
(Scarborough) event: Helen Taylor: to June 13 (416) 431-1800 or June 14-15
only (416) 347-2079; Centennial (Etobicoke) event: Carmen Veenema: to June 14
(416) 231-1118, ext. 222, or June 15 only (461) 892-2505