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Middleton Relay For Life Friday

Relay For Life in Middleton takes place Friday evening at Rotary Raceway Park in Middleton. Teams have raised more than $1 million over the years. It's always an emotional time with lots of tears -- but also lots of laughter and hope.

By Heather Killen

The Spectator

hkillen@annapolisspectator.ca

 

The Rotary Raceway Park in Middleton will be buzzing on Friday, as people gather in support of the annual Relay For Life, the Canadian Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser.

Ashlyn Sulis, district coordinator for the Canadian Cancer Society, says the committee is excited to see months of planning and hard work come together this Friday, on June 13.

 “We currently have 32 teams and 256 participants registered,” she said. “To date, we have just over $22,000 committed online. Our teams are actively out fundraising and collecting donations.”

Over the past decade this local overnight event has raised more than $1 million for the Canadian Cancer Society. It’s not too late to get a team together, or for any individual to join.

Teams and organizers will be setting up Friday afternoon at Rotary Raceway Park in Middleton. The Survivors lap takes place at 7 p.m. and the luminary ceremony lights up the evening at 10 p.m.

This year there will be two bands onsite “Incoming” and “Broke with Money.” Kids Zone, and fun activities for all ages, and fun team laps are planned to keep the good times rolling like the pajama lap, crazy underwear and scary costume lap.

“We thank the Town of Middleton and surrounding communities who continue to support this wonderful event,” she said.

For more information, visit  Middleton Relay For Life's website.

Organizations: Canadian Cancer Society

Geographic location: Middleton, Rotary Raceway Park

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