Posted on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 3 : 30 p.m.
Squaring off against cancer
Over 100 cancer survivors, caregivers and family members came together on June 17 in order to participate in Cornwall’s first Relay for Life.
The event featured several activities and took place in Lamoureux Park, where residents made laps around well into the early hours of the morning. “Relay for Life is the Canadian Cancer Society’s biggest fundraiser,” explained Byron James, senior manager with the Canadian Cancer Society of Eastern Ontario. “We never had a Relay for Life in Cornwall, so we thought we’d host one. Everything is pointing to a second edition next year.”
An array of activities took place within the 12 hours. At midnight, organizers held glow run, where glow in the dark paint was thrown on runners in a friendly manner.