Goal of $20,000 for South Grenville Relay for Life
South Grenville District High School. (Drew Hosick, MyPrescottNow.com staff)
Students at South Grenville District High School are getting ready for this year’s Relay for Life.
The event is set for Thursday May 30th and Ceremonies Captain Devon Lumes says they have over $100,000 raised in four years.
The day begins at 11 in the morning and opening ceremonies are around noon. There is a survivor’s walk and then a variety of events throughout the day. The event wraps up at 11 that evening.
“There’s a few different events, emotional roller coaster is the best way to say it. Highs, lows, time for remembering, some time for fighting back and it’s just a big fun day to raise money for cancer.”
Lumes says this year’s goal is to raise $20,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. Lumes adds they’re not worried about beating it and says in the past they’ve slammed their goal of $30,000 by raising more than $40,000. Lumes says their goal is less this year because they did not hold an event last year.
Also during the event is a luminaries lap around 9:30 that evening for anyone who’s lost a loved one. Lumes says its five dollars for a luminary people decorate it however they want, and they light it up with a candle and put it around the track.
Visit the Canadian Cancer Society website here to register as a team or donate.