Niagara Gazette — In addition, there's also a caregiver ceremony recognizing the people responsible for overseeing the treatment and well-being of cancer patients, no matter what level of sick they may be. Together, these patients and care personnel, usually husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, friends or children, struggle with these sometimes-radical changes to their lives, which not only affect themselves but others around them.
Relay, therefore, becomes a way to handle tough obstacles for some, through bonding moments for everyone, Gabri said.
"If you're a cancer survivor, come out," she said. "This year, our survivor luncheon is going on before our opening ceremonies. It's designed as a way for survivors ... and our caregivers to come and bond with other people who've been through a like experience."
Beyond this, the event also serves as one of the largest fundraisers the society hosts in the area. So far, teams have raised almost $18,000 this year, according to the Relay event webpage.
For more information on the event, call the American Cancer Society at 689-6981.Contact reporter Timothy Chipp at 282-2311, ext. 2251 or follow on Twitter @timchipp.