Ottawa South Relay for Life looking for more teams
Ottawa South’s second annual Relay For Life fundraiser is still accepting teams for its May 6 event, which will raise money for cancer research during a night of walking and running at Stanley’s Old Maple Lane Farm.
Already seven teams have signed up for the event, which will start at 7 p.m. at the Edwards farm, but owner Earl Stanley said he’d like to have at least 15 teams relaying around the track on May 6.
The Relay for Life program is organized by the Canadian Cancer Society, which runs events across Ontario throughout the spring and summer. In 2010 more than $16 million was raised across Ontario through Relay for Life donations alone.
The event begins at 7 p.m. and runs all night until 7 a.m. Teams of 10 or 15 people collect pledges, usually with a team goal of $1,200, and take turns walking the track throughout the night.
Interested teams can contact the Ottawa chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society at 613-723-1744, or register for the Edwards event online at www.cancer.ca.
Source: Ottawa This Week
By: Emma Jackson
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