Relay for Life funds help life-saving research for everyone’s tomorrows

Carol Pitkin was eager to let people know the value of research in the fight against cancer

Carol Pitkin wants people to realize the importance of CCS research.

As Quesnel Relay for Life’s corporate fundraiser Carol Pitkin’s message is short, sweet and to the point.

“The importance of Relay is the research carried out by Canadian Cancer Society,” she said.

“The number of people walking around, surviving and living well is because of research.”

She went on to say it’s so important to keep on giving to CCS because it’s not just those currently battling cancer but the research can help our children, grandchildren and generation to overcome.

“Even in our generation, there are so many miracles,” Pitkin added.

There are many ways people can support this very good cause, she said.

“People can donate, form a team and raise money or give cash or in-kind donations.”

As for her canvasing of companies, Pitkins said she’s had great responses and many are commenting favourably on the new format.

“As always the small and large companies are the silent donors, always giving without hesitation and not a lot of fanfare.”

To give to the Relay for Life individuals, companies and organizations can email Carol at or phone her at 250-991-2878. Relay for Life is a celebration for those who are currently living cancer-free, in the fight of their life and a memorial for those who have lost their battle with cancer. This year, Relay is on Friday, May 27, 5 – 11 p.m. in Baker Creek Park. Watch for details of how you can get involved, form a team (register online volunteer, drop by and encourage those participating or join in the fun. The public is invited to join the many teams already busy fundraising for a

community dinner during Relay (by donation) and enjoy many fun, healthy activities.

People are also encouraged to gather friends, co-workers, family, sports groups and anyone else to join a team and raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society research and services.

Don’t have a team?

Just call Deb Burton 250-255-8225 and she’ll help put you in touch with a team you can join.

Don’t want to be on a team? Stop by the Baker Creek Park and join in the fun activities.

Everyone is welcome.

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