Opinion

Relaying an invitation

My name is Christina Postnikoff and I am a proud volunteer of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Committee.  I have been a participant and team captain of the Castlegar and Trail Relay for Life for several years; last year I was fortunate to obtain the team recruitment position on the volunteer planning committee.

With this position, I seek community members to join together in teams to participate in the annual fundraiser event focused on eradicating cancer. From honoring local survivors, watching incredible entertainment, participating in activities and remembering loved ones in the luminary ceremony, Relay truly is a magical event.

I Relay for those who have lost/overcome their battle to cancer and for those who are still fighting, but also to bring awareness to what community involvement can achieve. It is a true privilege to participate in Relay For Life and to witness the positive effects of the event on our community. I firmly believe that together we can make cancer history.

The funds that are raised at Relay For Life are used to conduct outstanding cancer research for all types of cancer, influence change through advocacy efforts and cancer prevention initiatives, and provide a range of practical and emotional support programs to people living with cancer and their families. Every step taken at Relay For Life helps people right here in Castlegar who are facing their own cancer journey.

Please join us in making cancer history by volunteering on our Relay For Life planning Committee in Castlegar. Be a part of the inspiration, of the hope – and the fun!! Contact us at 250-364-0403 or email  scassidy@bc.cancer.ca to get involved.

 

-Christina

Postnikoff,

Castlegar

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