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Korah walks to reach $100,000 milestone

Korah Collegiate's 7th annual Relay for Life event happens Thursday
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NEWS RELEASE
ALGOMA DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
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On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Korah Collegiate will host its 7th Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life event. It will be 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.

This year will mark a significant milestone for Korah as we hope to eclipse the $100,000 mark in donations since our initial event in 2011.

The event will be held on the school track from 7 p.m. (June 14) to 7 a.m. (June 15), starting with Opening Ceremonies and a Survivors’ Victory Lap. An inspiring Luminary Ceremony will take place shortly after dusk and will honour loved ones who have survived cancer, are currently battling cancer or who have succumbed to the disease.

Fun events during the 12-hour relay will include an open air concert, four corner volleyball games, basketball games, and contests and games between teams.

This year sees 200 participants and 50 student and teacher volunteers involved in this overnight, non- competitive relay. Teams consist of Korah students, teachers and staff, as well as cancer survivors.

This event has been supported by many local businesses, who are making donations of equipment, money and prizes. Our sincere thanks go out to our community partners who help make this event happen and the City of Sault Ste Marie for their support.

This year, Korah has set a goal of $25,000 to be raised for the Canadian Cancer Society. Final numbers will include donations collected by participants and money raised through school fundraisers held during the year for Relay for Life.

Some of these fundraising efforts included the Great Lakes Honda Bake Sale and Carwash, Bake Sale, and Paint Days sponsored by the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council Grant. To date, Korah students have raised over $86,000 towards the Relay for Life Campaign since its first Relay in 2011.

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in our event who are helping to raise funds enabling the Canadian Cancer Society to help find a cure for cancer!

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