NORTH DURHAM: North Durham residents will be lacing up their sneakers for an all-night fundraiser this weekend, when Relay for Life returns to Uxbridge's Elgin Park.
The popular event returns to Uxbridge for a second consecutive year on Friday, June 7, starting at 7 p.m. and running through the night until 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 8.
Last year, when the event returned to Uxbridge after a three-year stay in Sunderland, North Durham's Relay for Life event raised more than $50,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Uxbridge Regional Councillor Jack Ballinger, who sits on the Relay for Life organizing committee, recently told The Standard that he expects an even greater responce by the community this year before the event shifts to Port Perry in 2014.
"We had a great event last year. But, with Uxbridge handing the event off to Scugog for next year, we really want to have a great turnout and raise a lot of money," Councillor Ballinger said. "Ideally, we'd like to see 75 teams taking part to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Cancer Society."
Those wishing to get involved can visit www.relayforlife.ca/northdurham for important information on starting a team for the event or making a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.