Volunteers fight back against cancer

The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for passionate and dedicated volunteers to help kick cancer out of the community.

The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for passionate and dedicated volunteers to help kick cancer out of the community.

Organizers for Nanaimo’s Relay for Life fundraiser are holding a volunteer recruitment night Jan. 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the society’s office at 777 Pop  lar St., to form the 2012 planning committee.

Hundreds of volunteers are involved with all aspects of the planning and coordination.

Volunteering is a great opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life, be part of a team, share experiences, learn new skills and develop lasting friendships.

Relay for Life is a 12-hour event that celebrates cancer survivors, remembers and honours loved ones lost to cancer and raises funds to fight back against all cancers.

The first relay raised $85,000 in 1999. Since then, the numbers have increased to raising more than $54 million at 485 events across the country.

For more information, please go to www.relay.cancer.ca.