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Relay for Life is a live event again, but not 24 hours

Relay for Life in Prince George looks a bit different this year. The Canadian Cancer Society’s fundraising event will take place at Ecole Lac Des Bois, 4131 Rainbow Drive, Saturday, June 11 from 4 to 10 p.m.
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Cristian Silva, left, and Todd Doherty near the end of their 24-hour walk around the CN Centre parking lot Saturday in the virtual Relay For Life in 2021. This year's event is not a 24-hour relay.

Relay for Life in Prince George looks a bit different this year.

The Canadian Cancer Society’s fundraising event will take place at Ecole Lac Des Bois, 4131 Rainbow Drive, Saturday, June 11 from 4 to 10 p.m.

This is the first live Relay for Life event taking place in two years and it’s not a 24-hour relay, according to the information on the website.

Relay For Life is the most impactful way for people to support Canadians living with all cancers in communities across the country. Relay for Life supports Canadian Cancer Society’s commitment to groundbreaking research across more than 100 types of cancer, working with governments to shape a healthier society, and creating a compassionate national support system. 

This year’s event will feature all the signature components of Relay For Life, including an opening ceremony with inspirational stories, a luminary celebration that pays tribute to those we love and have loved, and our Hope Lounge for Participants of Hope.

The Canadian Cancer Society has a local impact in Prince George via the following programs:

  • Prince George Lodge: CCS funds and operates Lodges across the country, a place where out-of-town patients can stay while receiving cancer treatment. Lodges act as a home away from home, where their caring staff and volunteers meet the patient’s practical needs. The lodges also offer social and emotional support, where you can meet others who are also experiencing cancer. 
  • Wheels of Hope: recently launched in the province, this program connects British Columbians who need transportation to cancer treatments with volunteer drivers. Drivers are trained to provide safe and reliable rides to approved cancer treatment facilities. 
  • On a national level, CCS also operates their Wig Bank program, an online community called CancerCommunity.ca, and a Cancer Information Helpline.