Early registration ends March 1 for Relay for Life

Annual event takes place June 14 at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford.

The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for participants to join the 2014 Abbotsford/Mission Relay for Life, an annual fundraising walk. This year’s event is on June 14 at Rotary Stadium.

Registering before March 1 cuts the participation fee in half, from $20 to $10. Early birds also have the opportunity to enter a draw to win an iPad.

“Cancer is a disease that affects so many people. Most of us know someone who has had it,” said event co-chair Sukhi Brar in a press release. “Relay for Life is a great opportunity help make a difference in the fight against cancer and to support those in our community who have been impacted.”

The third year university student became involved with Relay for Life after a close friend was diagnosed.

“Recently, a close family friend was diagnosed with cancer,” said Brar. “It was a complete shock. My friend was so like me in many ways – young, active, making healthy choices. But she still got cancer.”

Teams of all ages come together for the Abbotsford/Mission Relay for Life. During the family-friendly, non-competitive event, participants celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against all cancers while taking turns walking laps around the track, and enjoying the entertainment and activities.

Registration for Relay for Life can be online at www.relayforlife.ca.