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Battle cancer by joining Relay for Life in Surrey or Langley

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DH Vancouver Staff May 17, 2017 2:40 am 117

Chances are that you know someone who has or has had cancer.

Research has shown that two in five Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime and one in four will have fatalities as a result.

But there’s something positive that you can do to fight against this disease – by joining Relay For Life.

And with events taking place in Langley on Friday, June 9, and in Surrey on Saturday, June 17, you’ll be able to find an event near you.

These aren’t just your average walks either. Rather, they’re a huge opportunity to join others and take part in activities while raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society’s research and support services.

You don’t have to be running to participate in the event. It’s easy to walk the track, pass the baton to your teammate, and join in on fun activities.

In 2017 alone, the lives of more than 200,000 people in Canada, and their families lives will change when they’re diagnosed with the disease. But there is a way you can help by supporting the Canadian Cancer Society in Relay For Life.

Since it began in 1999, the event has raised more than $500 million for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Rachael’s story

Rachael Zapp is one of many supporters and organizers of the event. She began working at the Canadian Cancer Society in 2014 and has been fundraising and volunteering since 2005. That same year her father was father was diagnosed with leukemia.

Sadly, in 2006 Zapp’s father lost his battle to cancer. Her grandmother also lost a battle to lung cancer when she was younger. As someone with a personal connection to cancer, she understands firsthand just how important the Cancer Society’s mission, vision, and values are.

And your impact can make a massive difference by joining Relay For Life. You’ll be helping cancer research and the vital support services for cancer sufferers and their families.

All you have to do is register or donate online. It’s that easy.

Langley Relay For Life 2017

When: June 9, 6 pm – 12 am
Where: McLeod Athletic Park
Price: $15 – Register or donate online

Surrey Relay For Life 2017

When: June 17, TBD
Where: Bill Reid Amphitheatre
Price: $15 –  Register or donate online

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