Caregivers join survivors
PARRSBORO – Parrsboro’s Relay for Life is underway at the community’s rink. Sixteen teams are participating, totaling about 130 people, and over a hundred volunteers were expected.
“This is our fifth year,” said Sharon Bristol, district coordinator for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Bristol thinks they’ll top $30,000 from the fundraising event.
Cougars for the Cure, one of the teams, raised $6,500.
“I’m walking for my grampa. He died of cancer,” said student and team member Megan Atkinson.
Betty Adams has had cancer twice. The last diagnosis was four years ago: melanoma, on her foot.
“I’m 80 years old and I feel 70,” said Adams.
She lost a brother in February to cancer. It’s an emotional evening for her.
“It’s been a great life,” said the octogenarian.