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.