Change of time, day for 2014 Pictou County Relay for Life

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NEW GLASGOW – The 2014 Relay for Life will still have the same message of hope, but it will be at a different time and day.

Next year’s Relay will be held on Saturday from noon until midnight. Previous events had started on Friday from 5 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Relay organizer Tyler Cameron noted that this is a pilot project and is one of the first in the province.

“We felt that this would make things considerably easier for volunteers, organizers and participants,” said Cameron. “Holding the event on a Saturday will hopefully be easier for families and open the event up to the community.”

He noted that organizers often had to take time off work on Friday to get the event set up in time.

“We’ve been in contact with last year’s teams and we had a positive response to the change,” said Cameron.

The 2014 Relay for Life will be held on Saturday, June 21, at the Scott Weeks Track in New Glasgow.  

Geographic location: New Glasgow

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  • Past Relayer
    November 27, 2013 - 20:07

    As a relay participant in the past, I am disappointed in this change. Yes, it will likely bring more people out which also brings more money. And yes, this is a fundraiser and the ultimate goal of fundraising is to raise money. But for me, the overnight aspect of the Relay for Life is what makes it special. It's a reminder that cancer doesn't sleep, forcing cancer patients to have several sleepless nights. Nights which are filled with severe pain and many thoughts spiralling through their head. As participants, is one night a year so bad? It's one night where we're asked to stay up all night and hopefully reflect on the countless nights which cancer patients go without sleep. This is more than just a fundraiser, its an eye-opening experience. I'd like to see the event organizers go back to the original time.