Relay for Hope

Area residents urged to get involved with Relay For Life

To the editor:

Relay For Life is an event that is emotional, powerful, and a life-altering experience.

It is happening on June 7 at Centennial Park in 100 Mile House (from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) and your help is needed to volunteer or to participate as a team.

Here is why I Relay:

I Relay for my grandma who fought (and won) the fight against breast cancer like a pro.

I Relay for my cousin who was such an inspiration and she is missed; cancer took her so quickly.

I Relay for all the women in my family who have lost a piece of themselves to cancer.

I Relay for my grandfather, my sister, my friend and my co-workers.

But, most importantly, I Relay for my daughter. I want for her to grow up in a world where cancer isn’t feared – a world where the words “it’s cancer” means help, support, and absolute survival.

Emily Dickenson wrote: “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul ‘and sings the tune without the words’ and never stops at all.”

I Relay because I want to have Hope.

To join me in this fight, you can find out more information at


Jacqueline Salvino



100 Mile House Free Press

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