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Register early for Relay for Life

The 11th annual Surrey Relay for Life takes place in Cloverdale June 8. Early bird registration is available now. - Contributed photo
The 11th annual Surrey Relay for Life takes place in Cloverdale June 8. Early bird registration is available now.
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The countdown has begun to this year’s Surrey/Cloverdale Relay for Life. The 11th annual event takes place June 8 at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre.

The relay is a non-competitive event where teams of up to 15 take turns walking or running around the track. The focus is to come together to celebrate those who have overcome cancer, loved ones lost, and to empower individuals and communities to fight back.

“We are encouraging past participants, new participants, cancer survivors and anyone else in the community to get involved with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life,” says Jasmine Garcha, leadership co-chair. “Everyone is welcome.”

Relays take place in 50 communities across B.C., along with more than 500 across Canada each year, making it the largest cancer fundraiser in the country.

“Every step taken and every dollar raised is invested in cancer research to improve the detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer,” says leadership co-chair Shannon Hathaway.

“Together we continue to make a difference in the lives of Canadians who are faced with cancer.”

The early bird registration deadline is March 1, and is $10 per participant. Each entry is included in a draw to win one of three iPads.

Relay participants are encouraged to raise $100. For event details or to register, visit relaybc.ca/surrey2013 or call 604-533-1145.

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