Relay For Life takes place every year across the country and world as thousands of people walk for 12 hours throughout June raising money for cancer.
From young to old, the tracks are filled with people relaying all night.
Oakridge Secondary School in London Ontario is approaching their third year of Relay For Life. They have raised $150, 000 in the past two years, all being donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Miller Mcloed a grade 11 student at Oakridge explains that Relay is “an event to raise money for cancer patients and cancer survivors”.
Oakridge has set a goal to raise $100,000 again this year which they feel confident in doing after raising $103, 681 last year.
Tia and Olivia Christensen lost their mom to breast cancer in 2012, and they explained that they don’t just relay for their mom but they relay because they don’t want other people to have to go through what they did.
The same with Shelby Smith and Adelyn Brown who both also lost family members to cancer. They relay to “raise awareness and to find a cure.”
The Oaks are in full swing when it comes to fundraising and can’t wait for June, when they will be walking the track all day and all night!