Nelson residents invited to ‘glow’ at Relay For Life event

The Castlegar relay is taking place June 21, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. The overnight relay will be based on the theme glow.

The Canadian Cancer Society is inviting all Nelson residents to join this year’s Relay For Life in Castlegar.

The society decided to combine the existing Nelson and Castlegar relays into one event and focus on creating a festival-like atmosphere for a larger group of participants.

The Castlegar relay is taking place June 21, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. The overnight relay will be based on the theme “glow” and will include a neon theme for team costumes, glow in the dark field activities, and some great entertainment all night long.

“We are excited to be beginning a new chapter of Relay in the Nelson and Castlegar area,” says Stacey Cassidy, Community Giving Coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon.

“We heard feedback from the community including our volunteers, saw the declining participation and felt a need to reenergize the spirit of relay in the area.”

The Canadian Cancer Society has multiple successful and growing initiatives in Nelson. The increasingly popular Slopes For Hope event almost doubled in size and participation in its third annual event this year.

The April daffodil campaign is well received and supported by the community, and the society continues to support the residents of Nelson through health promotion and support programs.

“Join Nelson team Christie and Friends in making the trek to the Castlegar event. If we have enough interest we will look into group transportation,” added Cassidy.

“We are working with a group that is extremely excited to see these two communities partner to celebrate, remember and fight back at Relay For Life in Castlegar. The Society also looks forward to continuing our relationships and initiatives in Nelson, and welcomes ideas for new fundraising events.”

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