Relay for Life looking for volunteers to gear up for 2013

By Contributor
October 21st, 2012

More than 1,000 volunteers across BC and Yukon are needed to help plan the Canadian Cancer Society’s 2013 Relay For Life and the Society is looking for your help in the Boundary.

Relay For Life is a 12- to 24-hour fundraising event that takes place in more than 50 communities in BC and Yukon. Teams of 10 to 15 people relay to help the Society fund vital cancer research, support Canadians living with cancer and advocate for public policies to improve the health of Canadians.

“Volunteers are at the heart and soul of Relay For Life,” says Christy Sampson, Director, Community Giving, Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon. “Without the dedicated team of volunteers in each community, the Canadian Cancer Society would not be able to provide the Relay experience that celebrates those living with cancer, those we’ve lost to cancer and those who are fighting to eradicate cancer.”

The Society currently needs volunteers to assist on organizing committees across BC and Yukon in key leadership roles such as event chairs, team recruitment and event operations. “We had a very successful and fun event in 2012 and need volunteers to fill key committee roles as we prepare to refresh our event even further for 2013,” says Stacey Cassidy, Coordinator, Community Giving from the West Kootenay’s Canadian Cancer Society office. “The Boundary Country Relay For Life organizing committee is immediately seeking 6 or more volunteers, and will also require many more volunteers to manage the event day”.

The time commitment to volunteer with Relay varies from two to 10 hours per month, depending on the volunteer’s role, from now until June 2013. The Society is looking for passionate and committed individuals who are engaged with their community and who are excited about the potential of the Boundary Country’s 12thRelay.

“The Canadian Cancer Society is always in need of people who are willing to share their time, energy and skills for the cancer cause,” says Sampson. “We are incredibly grateful for the work they do and efforts they invest into helping the Society achieve its mission to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer.”

To sign up to be a volunteer in Grand Forks and area, contact Stacey Cassidy scassidy@bc.cancer.ca or 1-888-413-9911. 

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