Surrey Relay for Life falls $15,000 short of fundraising goal

Surrey Relay for Life falls $15,000 short of fundraising goal

Superheroes, survivors who united for 12-hr relay in Surrey on Saturday ask for help to reach goal

Surrey’s 16th-annual Relay for Life fundraiser took place on June 17, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., at the Bill Reid Millennial Amphitheatre in Cloverdale. Dozens gathered, bedecked in superhero-themed gear, to walk in a relay to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society.

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The 12-hour fundraising event brings teams together that participate in an all-day relay. One team member walks the track at all times, and participants take turns switching off whenever they wish. As well as raising money for cancer research, the Relay for Life supports services for people living with cancer and their families.

This year’s event in Surrey raised about $84,000, which is short of organizers’ goal of $100,000.

Donations towards their goal are welcomed until Aug. 1. For more information on the event or to donate, visit relayforlife.ca.

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A volunteer high-fives a cancer survivor during the Survivors and Thrivers lap. (Sam Anderson)

A volunteer high-fives a cancer survivor during the Survivors and Thrivers lap. (Sam Anderson)