Canadian Idol Ryan Malcolm and rocker David Bacha to entertain at all-night Relay For Life events in Toronto

    TORONTO, June 13 /CNW/ - For the seventh year, Toronto communities are
joining together to stay up all night at the Canadian Cancer Society Relay For
Life. They'll 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
there are five Toronto events 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 Toronto

    When:           June 15, starting 7 p.m.

    Where:          L'Amoreaux Park, 2000 McNicoll Ave. (at Kennedy),
                    Centennial Park Stadium, 56 Centennial Park Road,

    Who:            Scarborough event:
                    - Ryan Malcolm, first Canadian Idol with his band Low
                      Level Flight
                    - Glenn De Baeremaeker, Toronto City Councillor
                    - members of Toronto's multicultural community
                    - performances by members of Community Folk Arts Council
                    - cancer survivors
                    - participants

                    Etobicoke event:
                    - David Bacha Band
                    - sportscaster Bryan Mudryk, emcee for survivors'
                    - Toronto Lynx Soccer Club
                    - entertainers
                    - Relay Idol competition
                    - cancer survivors
                    - participants

    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

                    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 cancer.

                    10:30 p.m.:
                    - 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 or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer
Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

For further information:

For further information: visit 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 (416) 892-2505

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