Moving for cure in Harrison this weekend

Teams of walkers to circle lagoon through the night

When the Relay for Life team announced that a new event would be added last year, and the location was the lagoon walk around Harrison Hot Springs, it seemed like a perfect fit.

And when the time came in June, it became obvious. Luminaries lined the walk, lit by walkers in memory of those who lost their battle with cancer. Survivors took the first lap, to the cheers and well wishes of hundreds of participants. The walkers moved their way around the lagoon throughout the night, and entertainers filled the air with music. Teams dressed up according to themes, and team mates took turns walking while others took in short siestas.

It was perfect.

And this weekend, it’s happening again.

The second Harrison Hot Springs Canadian Cancer Relay will kick off at 7 p.m. on Saturday night, and will run until 7 a.m. the next morning. It will all begin with a line up of entertainment that includes Todd Richard, Andrew Christopher, Matthew Cheverie and the Cattails.

Registration is $20 a person. And for those who would like to contribute, but can’t commit to the overnight event, there are plenty of teams already registered that are awaiting support online.

Find them by visiting www.relay.bc.ca and clicking on ‘donate.’ Search for teams or participants names.

At time of press, Karen Hatt was the top fundraiser, with $855 toward her goal of $1,000. Hatt is part of a team Moo-ving for a Cure that has managed to raise $5,521 to date. There are 11 teams in total, and many more participants, and many of the teams are accepting new members.

To learn more, visit the Relay for Life website.

 

 

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