Opportunities available for everyone

The Canadian Cancer Society's Relay For Life is fast-approaching. Have you signed up yet?

Where has the time gone?  Only three more weeks until the Columbia Valley hosts the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.  Are you involved?

There are many opportunities for you to choose from to become involved with Relay. The easy one is to register yourself on a team, get out there and fundraise, and then join us on Saturday, June 11 at DTSS for 12 hours of family, friends and comradrie.

If you are unable to participate, then you could sponsor someone who is participating. Each person is asked to raise at least $100, so find someone and help them out.

If money is a real issue, then we could always use an extra helping hand the day of the event. The Relay committee of between 12 and 16 works for many months on this event, but we are always looking for extra help the day of Relay.

There are a couple of raffle ticket opportunities out there as well.  We have two ice fishing shacks up for grabs. These shacks are easy to dismantle and store, and are just waiting for a new home.

A lovely flannel quilt made in brown, rust and green is also available through raffle tickets. Both of these tickets are available for $10 each or 3 for $25. Pick up a ticket or two at RONA North Star Hardware, Invermere Home Hardware, The Valley Echo, The Book Bar, Skookum Inn, and Mountainside Markets both in Radium and Fairmont.

Carol Gordon is offering a 10 per cent discount to anyone wishing to buy one of the five water systems that Nikken offers. A further 10 per cent will be given to our Relay for Life. But the systems must be purchased prior to the June 11 event. If you are interested,  contact Carol at www.nikken.com/kiassociates and use promotion code Relay2011

At Rocky River Grill you can help wipe out cancer by purchasing a $2 sticker that you can write the name of a loved one affected by cancer along with a message and stick it on the wall. All monies collected will be donated to our Relay.

So as you can see, there is something for everyone. You too can contribute to the success of the Columbia Valley Relay for Life — in a small way or in a larger way. Either way, we do appreciate it.

And remember, if someone comes knocking on your door, looking for sponsorship, please give generously. Cancer can be beaten, and with your help it will happen sooner. 

Sheila Tutty

Relay for Life Co-ordinator