Waterloo-Oxford students are running a Relay for Life event this May and kicked off the start of that campaign this week. This will be the school's 7th Relay for Life event. At the event, participants will make laps around the track from noon to midnight all in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. You can find out more about who's running it and why, as well as their fundraising plans in this Kitchener Post article.
The Canadian Cancer Society has been running these types of events for 20 years. At risk of dating myself, these were not running when I attended high school. However, since my spouse is a high school teacher, I have had the opportunity to participate in a handful of Relay for Life events. It's always touching to hear the stories shared at these events and to make the walk around the track when the luminaries are lit in honour of those with cancer. These events help us "come together with our communities to celebrate life and give hope to those living" with cancer. You can learn more about Relay for Life on their website. #365ofgoodWR