There were smiles, laughs, tears and cheers at Kentville’s annual Relay for Life fundraiser in Memorial Park.
As always, the event opened up with heart-touching stories of inspiration and hope, and then transitions into a fun night of activities and celebration.
Cancer survivors wear yellow shirts to the walk and complete the first lap. Kentville’s mayor Sandra Snow described these yellow shirts as “beacons of hope” that everyone can look to for support.
One of the highlights of the Kentville Relay is the giant luminary that anyone can sign. At the end of the evening, the luminary is lit up in the dark along with several smaller luminaries.
It was a warm and sunny afternoon for the June 8 event.
Teams and participants also organized their own events to keep busy, including fitness and hula-hooping classes.
Between eight teams, more than $19,800 was raised for the Canadian Cancer Society. Carol Dennis of team K05 – TOPS#378 Kentville – raised the most as an individual, with a whopping $2,819.96 contributed. Her team collected $7,962.86, clearing the second team by almost $3,000.
Relay for Life events in Nova Scotia are taking place throughout the month of June. For a full list of dates and locations, visit www.cancer.ca.