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County raises $216,739.48 in Relay for Life

Ashley Berwick releases doves at PEC Relay for Life

Event co-sponsor team Scotiabank watches as Picton's Ashley Berwick releases his doves during the opening ceremonies of the third annual Prince Edward County Relay for Life fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society.

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 organizes a host of events to be held over the 12-hour period.
The first lap of Relay for Life is the emotionally-charged Victory Lap, highlighting more than 150 cancer survivors and caregivers in their yellow survivor T-shirts. These survivors symbolize the strides made in cancer research and treatment.
At dusk, a special ceremony takes place with the lighting of candles in memory of loved ones lost to cancer, and in honouor of those living with the disease. The Luminary Ceremony is the one time when the event gets quiet as candles are lit all around the track providing a lighted path for the rest of the evening.

Relay for Life Sponsors for 2012 attending the final captains' meeting included: Lesley Harrison, McDougalls; Cole Naylor, Cool 100; Pat Guernsey, Co-operators; Monica Baldwin-Tripp and Mark Busscher, Picton Home Hardware; Cheryl Weaver, Picton Gazette; councillor Heather Campbell; Barb Guernsey, Black River Tree Service; Amber Martin,; Jim LeBreton and Wendy Culmer, Curves and Tina Rutgers, Scotiabank.

PECI’s entrepreneurship class organizes a host of events to be held over the 12-hour period. This year, the high school has entered 20 teams in the County’s third annual Relay for Life.


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  1. Jan Welbanks (Powers) says:

    Amazing!!! Way to go Prince Edward County it really shows what amazing people we have here and when we come together as a team and a community there isn’t anything we can’t conquer!!!! I’m County born and raised and it’s moments like this that make me so proud to live in this beautiful County!!! 🙂

  2. Thank You have a lot of people thath this disease has affected and I appreciate and thank you

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