Official: Relay For Life - Team RC

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  1. Twopoops

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    I looked up stats on cancer today and I was amazed. Two that hit me were:

    "On the basis of current incidence rates, almost 40% of Canadian women and almost 45% of men will develop cancer during their lifetimes"

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    "On the basis of current mortality rates, 24% of women and almost 29% of men, or approximately 1 out of every 4 Canadians, will die from cancer."

    My grandmother had cancer in the 90's, beat it and is still alive today. I can count quite a few family friends, old and young who have been diagnosed. Some have survived, and others have passed away. I think everyone has been affected by cancer in one way or another.

    This brings me to my next point. The Halifax Relay For Life is June 5th, from 7pm-7am. Has anyone ever participated in a Relay For Life before? I think Sarah Vic may have last year? If you have, what are your thoughts on the experience?

    I've never participated but am interested in doing so this year. If there's enough interest on here, I'd like to put in a team. Teams are 10 people, and you take turns walking, jogging, or running a track. You are expected to fundraise before the event, but I'm sure it will be very easy to get pledges.

    More info on the event can be found here: http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR?type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=3510&sid=2630

    If 9 other people commit, I'll register a team. So, who is ready to step up?
     
  2. ~*Ash*~

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    I participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure in 2007 with my ex bf's Mom who was a breast cancer survivor. I raised over $1000 :cool: I definitely would have done it again last year but I was on a cross country road trip to AB. It was a really good experience I thought. And it's helping a good cause, if I was home I would be in for sure. Good luck though, and if you need any ideas for fundraising let me know :)
     
  3. Twopoops

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    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind if we end up putting in a team :)
     
  4. HairyAss

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    I've also done the Run for the Cure - they're both great events. My mum (twice), my mother-in-law, and now my sister-in-law (who's actually living with us right now while she does her radiation treatments) have had breast cancer, but are kicking ass!
     
  5. sammy

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    aw that makes me happy to know that she's kicking ass!

    cancer sucks, my aunt Judee died from cancer almost a year ago now.. her story was all over the news.. :( makes me sad thinking about it.
    I've done the relay for life when i was in High School

    I also did the Big Bike. That would be another thing RC should maybe consider doing.
     
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    Id be interested... is there a particular amount you have to raise...
     
  7. countrygirl

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    I am doing the Relay for Life for my 3 year old granddaughter who was diagnosed with cancer at 21 months old. She had her kidney removed, 6 months of 3 chemo drugs, causing her to lose her hair,eyelashes,and eyebrows, many pokes, IV's and hospital stays. Two of her friends at the IWK lost their battle to cancer, both under 3 years old.
    Some childhood cancer facts and statistics (there is alot more)
    Each year, 1500 children in Canada are diagnosed with cancer.
    There is currently 10,000 children on treatment for cancer in Canada.
    One in five will not survive. Out of the survivors, 3 out of 5 will be diagnosed with another cancer, chronic illness or life threatening disease before they reach adulthood.
    If anyone would like to pledge to her you can at
    http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFL_NS_TheBay_?px=1913649&pg=personal&fr_id=3520
     
  8. *Jani*

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    Cancer is everywhere... its a horrible horrible disease :(

    If I could run, I might consider that.. but I'd fail miserably... I can only run for like 2 minutes before I'm gasping for air like a smoker :lol:
     
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    Jani,

    If we have to run I am out :lol:
     
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    You don't need to run. You walk and you don't have to do the whole 12 hours of walking either. Everyone on your team can take turns
     
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    No, the only thing is it costs $10 to register.
     
  12. Twopoops

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    bumpppp
     
  13. Bean

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    I could be in for this :)
     
  14. Twopoops

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    Well let's round a few more people up and make it happen.
     
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    Poopy, I'm in.
     
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    Janet and Noel, you don't need to run. You can walk, jog, or run, and I'm pretty sure your team takes turns.
     
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    Its not surprising. Of course in the past cancer rates were much lower, but a lot of cancers develop as you get older, so now that our life expectancies are longer, of course more people are going to develop cancer. At the same time, I dont know why people dont do more to prevent it.
     
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    i'm in, if you want..just pm me about it if this gets up and running or if you need help doing so.
     
  19. slouse

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    zing!
     
  20. Bean

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    Soo...Ian, Will, Janet, Noel, Sam, myself...that's not a bad start.
    :)
     
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    quite possibly in...
     
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    good idea for fund raising might be to have boots setup a paypal account and let RC'ers donate what they can/want to.
     
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    It's a great event. I did it last year. In Halifax it is done right inside the fort on Citadel Hill. At night when the luminaries are all lit up, it is beautiful.

    Kool FM is in the works of sponsoring this event. I will probably captain a work team.
     
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    I was just thinking this morning whether we were getting this going or not...
     
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    I'm definitely in. I think it is a great idea.
     
  26. Bean

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    RC relay for life.

    Although if I ran..I would die. lol
    So I'll be switching it up with Janet and Noel.
     
  27. TyTryon

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    You don't have to run, people walk
     
  28. Bean

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    I know. I was kidding.
     
  29. TyTryon

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    GOOD ONE AMY
     
  30. Bean

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    OKAY WILL!
     
  31. Twopoops

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    One last bump.

    PM me if you are serious about this, and we'll get this going this week. I'm sure each of us can round up a friend if need be.
     
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    PM sent.
     
  33. Boots

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    I'd be happy to see an RC team for this!
     
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    im in....had to make sure I wasn't on call
     

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