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Relay for Life - Celebrate survivors, fighters Friday at 7p.m.

Relay for Life – Celebrate survivors, fighters Friday at 7p.m.

From 7 p.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Saturday, Prince Edward County celebrates cancer survivors, remembers loved ones lost to cancer, and fights back in the hope of finding a cure. Prince Edward County’s seventh annual Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life event will be held June 10-11 at the Picton fairgrounds. Opening ceremonies 7 p.m.   CLICK […]

Participants ready to 'Go the Distance' at this year's Relay for Life

Participants ready to ‘Go the Distance’ at this year’s Relay for Life

Whether they are cheering on survivors, walking the track, passing the baton to a teammate or joining in activities, this year’s Relay For Life event will be another touchstone for participants in Prince Edward County. On Saturday, teams started signing up, got information and fundraising tips for the June 10 event at the Picton fairgrounds. […]

Optimism outshines heavy rain showers at County's Relay for Life

Optimism outshines heavy rain showers at County’s Relay for Life

When the sun came up Saturday morning, organizers unveiled $104,504.86 raised at this year’s sixth annual event. Over the past six years, more than $1.1 million has been raised in Prince Edward County for the Canadian Cancer Society. As the rain pelted down on the Relay for Life opening ceremonies, determination to celebrate and fight […]

Wear the bright symbol of hope - on your person and online

Wear the bright symbol of hope – on your person and online

Every three minutes, cancer picks a fight with another Canadian. Join the fight by making a donation and wearing a daffodil to show your support for Canadians living with cancer. Prince Edward County volunteers are selling the pins at various locations.  Click here to add a daffodil to your Twitter or Facebook photo. There’s also […]

Fourth annual Relay for Life under way with $200,000 goal

Fourth annual Relay for Life under way with $200,000 goal

Team captains, survivors, caregivers and sponsors kicked off Prince Edward County’s fourth annual Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life event and set a fundraising goal of $200,000 for the Friday, June 7 event at the Picton fairgrounds. Event co-chairs Barb Guernsey and Tina Rutgers reviewed the highlights of the 2012 event which raised $235,000. Last […]

Boost for Relay for Life team efforts

Boost for Relay for Life team efforts

Christopher Skinner, Picton Scotiabank branch manager, Tina Rutgers, customer service supervisor and PEC Relay for Life 2013 co-chair, present Barb Guernsey, PEC Relay for Life 2013 chair, with $5,091.45. The cheque matches the amount raised by the Picton Scotiabank team for Relay for Life 2012. With this cheque added, it puts the total amount raised […]

Sarah Reddick and Nancy Etmanski held the Survivor's Walk banner as more than 150 cancer survivors made their way around the "Victory Lap" at the fairgrounds.

County raises 216,739.48 celebrating, remembering and fighting back

Soon after the sun rose on Prince Edward County’s third annual Relay for Life, tired but happy fundraisers from more than 70 teams learned they had raised $216,739.48 for cancer research. Hundreds of participants had spent 12 hours celebrating, remembering and fighting back. When Brooke Ramsay was diagnosed with in 2010 with brain cancer, she […]

County raises $216,739.48 in Relay for Life

County raises $216,739.48 in Relay for Life

Hundreds of Prince Edward County residents and friends gathered at the Picton fairgrounds Friday night to celebrate, remember and fight back in a 12-hour Relay for Life. The third annual County event runs from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and includes about 70 teams – including 20 from Prince Edward Collegiate Institute. PECI’s entrepreneurship class […]

PEC Relay for Life goal set at $200,000

PEC Relay for Life goal set at $200,000

Team captains, survivors, caregivers and sponsors kicked off Prince Edward County’s third annual Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life event and set a fundraising goal of $200,000 for the June 8-9 event at the Picton fairgrounds. Event co-chairmen Jim Vince and Sterling Johnson reviewed the highlights of the 2011 event which raised $204,589. “This is […]

PEC Relay for Life final tally $204,589

PEC Relay for Life final tally $204,589

Tina Rutgers and Chris Skinner present Prince Edward County Relay for Life co-chairman Jim Vince with $1,000 toward the 2011 Canadian Cancer Society PEC Relay for Life. The donation was made by Scotiabank’s head office in recognition of the outstanding efforts of the Picton branch in the local relay. Scotiabank Picton, as event sponsor and […]

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