White Rock Mayor Catherine Ferguson is presented a daffodil pin to mark the end of Daffodil Month

White Rock Mayor Catherine Ferguson is presented a daffodil pin to mark the end of Daffodil Month

Cancer society seeking Relay for Life participants

Following Daffodil Month, the Canadian Cancer Society is now looking ahead to its eighth annual Relay for Life in June.

White Rock Mayor Catherine Ferguson – who helped mark the completion of the April campaign by being presented a daffodil pin last week – is encouraging people to take part in the June 24 fundraiser.

“As this year’s honorary chair for the Relay for Life and a longtime supporter of the event, I would like to encourage everyone in White Rock to register to be a part of this life-changing event,” she said. “We all know someone who has been touched by cancer.

“By wearing a daffodil pin and participating in the White Rock Relay for Life, we can join together in the fight against cancer.”

The Relay for Life is a 12-hour overnight, non-competitive event that involves teams of up to 15 who take turns walking or running around a track.

The fundraiser opens with a Survivors’ Victory Lap, which sees cancer survivors kick off the event with an inspirational first lap.

Luminaries lit during a ceremony at dusk are meant to pay tribute to loved ones and provide motivation and encouragement to participants.

“We are encouraging past participants, new participants, cancer survivors and anyone else in the community to get involved,” community fundraising co-ordinator Tracy Waters said.

“Every step taken and every dollar raised is invested in cancer research to improve detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.”

For more information, visit www.relaybc.ca/white rock or contact Waters at 604-817-1126 or twaters@bc.cancer.ca