Thursday, January 18, 2007

Calling all Edmontonians!

The Canadian Cancer Society is holding it's annual Relay for Life event this year at Foote Field on the University campus on May 25, 2007 from 7 p.m. to May 26, 2007 at 7 a.m.

Get your family and friends together and create your own team on the Canadian Cancer Society website.

Relay is an absolutely incredible event. It is a celebration of survival and a tribute to the lives of loved ones who have been touched by cancer. Come, take part in the twelve hours of fun, friendship and fundraising to beat cancer. Don't judge it by the name, you don't have to be a runner to relay. Relay consists of teams of ten (give or take), it's very non-competitive and the survivor victory lap and the luminary ceremony, where candles are lit in rememberance or in celebration of those who have fought this horrible disease, are absolutely awe-inspiring.

There was an estimated 153,100 new cases of cancer and 70,400 deaths to occur in Canada in 2006. On average, 2,944 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer every week. On average, 1,354 Canadians will die of cancer every week. Based on current incidence rates, 38% of Canadian women will develop cancer during their lifetimes. Among men, 44% will develop cancer during their lifetimes.

Sign up for Relay for Life and join us in the fight against cancer. Together, we can make cancer history.

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