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Korah Relay for Life hits milestone

Over 230 students participated and 50 student and staff volunteers were involved in this overnight non-competitive relay

Earlier this month, Korah Collegiate hosted its 10th Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life event. An important milestone was reached. For more details see the release below:

On Thursday, June 9th, 2022, Korah Collegiate hosted its 10th Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life event.

It was a wonderful celebration of survival, a tribute to the lives of loved ones lost and those still fighting the disease, as well as a night of fun, friendship, and fundraising to beat cancer.

June 2022 marked a significant milestone for Korah as we surpassed raising over $51,000 for the event.

The event was held on the school track from 7 pm to 7 am, starting with Opening Ceremonies and a Survivors’ Victory Lap.

An inspiring Luminary Ceremony occurred shortly after dusk and honoured loved ones who have survived cancer, are currently battling cancer or who have succumbed to the disease. Fun events during the twelve hour relay included an open air concert, 4 corner volleyball games, basketball games, and contests and games between teams.

Over 230 students participated and 50 student and staff volunteers were involved in this overnight non-competitive relay.

Teams consisted of Korah students, teachers and staff, as well as cancer survivors. This event was supported by many donations from local businesses, who made donations of equipment, money and prizes. Our sincere thanks go out to those sponsors who helped make this event happen and the City of Sault Ste Marie for their support.

To date, Korah students have now raised almost $200,000 towards the Relay For Life Campaign since they first ran Relay in 2011. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in our event who helped raise funds enabling the Canadian Cancer Society to help find a cure for cancer!

Photos from the event can be found here