Laurier Brantford’s Relay for Life event this year will be held on March 9th from 7pm to 7am the following day at Market Square Mall.  Laurier has been relaying for 12 years now and this year, a goal of 150 participants has been set. The fundraising goal for the Laurier Brantford campus is $25,000 which totals to $170 raised per participant if goals are met. 

The event is a walkathon where team members take turns walking around a track. At least one member per team should be walking at all times.  Relay for Life aims to raise money and awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society.   

This event will be an opportunity for teams of students to come together and celebrate cancer survivors, remember those who’ve lost their battle, and raise funds to fight cancer. Their will be entertainment and activities throughout the night, including live bands, Zumba, yoga, motivational speakers, sports, and board games, as well as, some incredible and inspiring people. Music will be played throughout the night to motivate participants as they walk. 

Cancer has the second highest mortality rate of any disease in Canada. 50% of Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and for 25% of those diagnosed, the disease will be fatal. This number has increased from 20% in the last 3 years. “If we don’t fight back through events like Relay for Life, that number will continue to rise,” says, Jarrett Putt, Head Chair of the Laurier Brantford Relay for Life executives team.  

Various clubs and programs around campus will be hosting activities at the event, including the game design program and Laurier Brantford Athletics and Recreation. New clubs and associations are welcome to participate as Laurier Brantford Relay for Life is always looking for different people to showcase at the event.  

The Laurier Brantford Relay for Life team are currently also looking for cancer survivors, including those who are currently battling the disease and those who have beaten it, hair donations, and entertainers for the night of the event. For more information, please contact Jerrett Putt at lbrelayforcure@gmail.com. 

Sources: 

Jerrett Putt – lbrelayforcure@gmail.com  

http://convio.cancer.ca/site/PageServer?pagename=RFL_CAN_NATL_abouttherelay&pw_id=25382 

http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-101/canadian-cancer-statistics-publication/?region=on 

 

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