London's Relay for Life
London Community News
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It was a night full of emotions for the hundreds that came out to TD Waterhouse Stadium Friday to participate in the annual Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life.
This was the eighth year for the relay in London and saw 119 teams averaging with between 10-15 members, registered to take part.
Kicking off at 7 p.m. with the survivor lap, the relay ran through until 7 a.m. the next morning with members of each team taking turns walking around he track.
The highlight for many though came at 10 p.m. when the luminaries laid out around the edge of the track, in honour of a survivor or in memory of someone who had died, were lit.
“It is a great cause,” said Beth Pustai, one of the committee members helping to organize the event. “This is the first year that we are partnering with London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and the London Regional Cancer Program. So we have seven teams from the hospital that are here with us too so it’s a big one for us this year.”
The Relay for Life is the major fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society and organizers hope to raise in excess of $300,000 from this one event.
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