Relay for Life celebrating survivors, fighting back

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Calling all Creston cancer fighters!

If your life has not been touched by cancer, consider yourself lucky. Friends, family or co-workers, we have all experienced the impact of cancer. In fact, cancer picks a fight with another Canadian every three minutes. Well, we are fighting back.

Creston is hosting its 10th annual Relay for Life on June 4 at Millennium Park. The event runs from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., with good fun, lots of entertainment, activities and great food all day long. Relay for Life is an opportunity for the citizens of the Creston Valley to celebrate survivors, remember those lost and fight back against this disease.

The Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life is a 12-hour event where teams of up to 12 take turns walking or running around the track to show their support for those affected by cancer.

Team members are challenged to raise $100 each to aid the society’s mission in the eradication of cancer.

One of the goals for this event is to better involve local businesses in team participation. In addition to raising money for a terrific cause, the Relay for Life provides an opportunity for your workplace to build teamwork and promote employee health and wellness. Teams are encouraged to dress up and decorate their team tent sites, so it is also an opportunity to showcase your brand and community spirit.

Don’t have enough people for a team, but still want to participate? No problem — call the organizer, who will be happy to help you out.

To register your team online, visit and choose your community.

For more information or to request a registration package, contact Malcolm Ferguson at 250-428-9491 or

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