This weekend, the Laurier community joined the fight for a cure as twenty-six teams raised over $26,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society in the WLU Relay for Life. The night consisted of hourly activities, games, loud music, and plenty of food to go around.
The night began with painting banners and decorating luminaries to commemorate loved ones. Throughout the night, there was trivia, naming song artists, Relay Pong and Flip Cup for Cancer, Minute to Win It, Zumba, Don’t Forget the Lyrics, and musical chairs. The event was filled with games and activities where Golden Hawks showed their love for those who have battled cancer, and supported a cause dear to many.
Participating in Relay for Life showed me that people from all walks of life are affected by cancer and come together to support such a personal cause While some walked for their family members and friends, others were simply there to support friends who have been affected.
The spirit in the science atrium from Saturday, March 11th, to Sunday, March 12th, was undeniable, but so was the overwhelming support shared by students touched by this deadly disease. As 7 AM rolled around, pancakes were served, exhaustion comfortably set in on relay-ers, and the impact this event had on the community was clear.
Most likely everyone will have an experience with cancer in their lifetime, whether it is their own battle, their family members, friends, or friends of friends. What this awful disease has shown is that people can come together, like those in the Laurier community, and support one another, while working for a good cause.