On Saturday April 12th, I participated in Relay for Life here at the University of Guelph along with 500 of my fellow students to help support the Canadian Cancer Society. From 7pm to 7am we walked, remembered, and fought back against this terrible disease.

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Each luminary represents someone’s battle with cancer. I hope that one day there won’t be quite so many.

During the event we were asked to raise our hand if we were affected or if we knew someone who’s life had been affected by cancer. Every hand in the room went up. This is my fourth time participating in Relay for Life and I do it so that one day, my children won’t have to raise their hands.

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I am so proud of my school for raising a total of $70,000 for cancer research. I am continually blown away by my student community and the size of their hearts!

I  stayed in the Ronald McDonald House in London while receiving treatment for my eating disorder. I had the privilege of meeting some of the most inspirational children who unfortunately have been affected by this disease. I walked/ran 40 km that night for them that night and every step was worth it!

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This is Hunter. I had the pleasure of meeting this little cutie while staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Our families instantly grew close and even though we live on opposite ends of Ontario, we still keep in touch.

Now it’s your turn to accept the baton. Check out the Canadian Cancer Society’s website to find an event near you!

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“I do not like cancer there, I do not like cancer anywhere” – here’s to our Dr. Suess themed Relay for Life.

Canadian Cancer Society Website: http://convio.cancer.ca/site/PageServer?pagename=RFL_CAN_NATL_homepage&s_locale=en_CA

Written by: Olivia

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