Angie Rivers, left, a volunteer for the Relay for Life Event Leadership Team, works with Susan Gladding-Heitzman to fasten race sponsorship signs to the railing at the Rutland fairgrounds Thursday. But through it all, she said, "I am a survivor".
Members of team Haselman took time out for a little face painting at the Relay For Life event Friday night at the middle school track.
The Canadian Cancer Society website says the relays have raised more than $25 million and that this year there will be 415 events across Canada.More news: France v Australia 16 June 2018
"I just thought that, do something unique", Lundgren said.
There were just about as many ways to describe Relay For Life's objective as there were people gathered at the Red Baron Arena on Friday night.
Longtime Relay For Life New Richmond event leader Patty Berger announced she will be retiring from her duties following this year's Relay Friday, June 8. In her family, cancer has been an enemy for decades.More news: Iceland ready for 'biggest game' against Argentina, says coach
Larson said the team was formed in memory of her mother Debbie, who died earlier this year.
Broeker said caregiving has always come naturally to her and her family.
She said caregiving can feel helpless sometimes, but it's an important part of what defeats cancer. Nearly a year and I was diagnosed. Because people don't understand, but you don't really understand unless you're really part of it. He also spoke about some of the awesome people in the fight against cancer, including caregivers and childhood cancer survivors.More news: Multimillion-pound restoration hit by blaze at Mackintosh Building - fire chief
"We all know that cancer has many tools in its toolbox to take us all down, but the American Cancer Society has given us new tools to eradicate this disease", said Broeker, who closed her speech by reminding everyone to live each day to its fullest and to keep fighting no matter what. "But here we can al lean on each other", said Getz.