Cancer has touched the lives of everyone in a different way, and for participants in the Relay For Life, everyone has a different reason to Relay. The 2011 Drumheller Relay For Life is set to go on June 10 and 11 at the Stampede and Ag Society. This annual event is entering its fifth year and to date it has topped the million-dollar mark for cancer research and services. The organizing committee is hoping to ride the momentum of its success and continue to support those fighting their battle with cancer.
According to the Drumheller Relay for Life website, about a half dozen teams are registered, with about 32 participants. Some of the stalwart teams including the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Elvis, Lynn’s Luscious Ladies, and Tanya’s Dream Team are back.
Some not so familiar arrivals include the Neumanators 10,000. Although not a throwback to Jerry Seinfeld’s nemesis, it is taking a novel, lighthearted approach to fundraising. Team captain Eric Neuman is growing his hair and beard out and offering his highest bidder the chance to style and cut his hair to their liking.
There is still plenty of time to register a team and be a part of this year’s event. There are also other ways to get involved in the 2011 Relay For Life. The committee is welcoming cancer survivors to step out on the track for the Survivor’s Lap, one of the most moving components of the annual event. There are also volunteer opportunities.
For more information go to cancer.ca/relay and follow the links to the Drumheller event, or check out the Drumheller Relay for Life Facebook page.