While the main event isn’t taking place for another month, the people behind the 2019 Thompson Relay for Life have been busy spreading the word about this year’s fundraiser to raise money for cancer research.
As of March 11, committee chair Donna Wilson said they’ve recruited 17 teams to participate, more than half the amount of registered groups they had for their 2018 event.
Over the past 17 years, Wilson said the Thompson Relay for Life has raised more than $1 million for the Canadian Cancer Society, which makes it, per capita, one of the top earners in the country. Participants added another $100,000 to this grand total last year.
Anyone interested in registering for this year’s event can contact organizer Coral Bennett at 204-679-2072 or visit the Thompson’s Relay for Life website.
Anyone who wants to help out with the Relay’s bunny parade fundraiser should contact Wilson at 204-939-1576, since she is taking over for June MacTavish this year.
This event runs from 5 p.m. April 13 to 2 a.m. April 14 at the Thompson Regional Community Centre.