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Relay for Life kicks off with boost from Northland Dodge

Take part in the Relay for Life. Raise at least $500 for the Canadian Cancer Society. Walk away with $10,000. It’s as easy as that.

Well, not quite that easy. Only one lucky Relay for Life walker who raises at least $500 will walk away with $10,000 … thanks to Northland Dodge. It’s all part of the dealership’s ongoing support of the Relay for Life, slated for June 13-14 at Exhibition Park.

Every Relay for Life walker who raises $500 will receive a ballot, which will be entered into a draw barrel. And, even better, walkers will receive a ballot for every $500 they raise … raise $3,000, get six ballots.

A draw will be made during the weekend and the lucky walker will walk away with $10,000.

“We are always humbled by the amount of support the Relay for Life receives in Prince George,” said Aimee Caissie, Annual Giving Officer for the Canadian Cancer Society and coordinator for the Relay for Life. “It is an incredible community event which has a direct impact to people across northern B.C. and something we can all be incredibly proud of.”

Relay for Life participants can qualify for the draw up to midnight, June 13, after the always moving Luminary Ceremony, which starts at 10 p.m. Saturday night.

“We are honoured to assist and partner with the relay team to keep building on the momentum this event has established over the years,” said Kyle Bachman, dealer principal of Northland Dodge. “As one of, if not the biggest, cancer relay events in the country, Northland continues its support and we hope to see the numbers climb this year as it helps fight against a disease that has impacted all of our lives to some degree.”

Organizers are looking to build on last year’s success by playing up the theme … transforming Exhibition Park into Prince George’s largest gameboard. Participants can expect the traditional layout that was one of the many highlights from 2019, as well as added experiences to build the festival-like atmosphere.

Online registration for the Prince George Relay for Life, still the only 24-hour relay in Canada, is open now. To register, please visit www.relayforlife.ca/princegeorge. Registration can also be done in person at the local Canadian Cancer Society office at 1100 Alward Street.

Nation-wide, the Relay for Life is the Canadian Cancer Society’s largest fundraiser. Relay participants raise funds for ground-breaking cancer research, vital support services for patients and families, and much more.

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