BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard
SCUGOG: Port Perry’s leg of the Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life has been cancelled this year, after organizers saw a decline in participation.
According to Ms. Kendra Chopcian, Manager of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Durham Region Office, the decision was difficult, but necessary.
“Our planning committee and local organizers looked over the numbers, and unfortunately had to make the call to focus our efforts elsewhere,” said Ms. Chopcian. “We are contacting everyone who registered to see if they want to transfer to a different relay, or keep their pledges until next year.”
The alternate event will be the Campbellford Relay For Life, which takes place at the Campbellford Fairgrounds on Sept. 5.
“We are thankful for the support of the Agricultural Committee and Scugog Township, who supported the organization and allowed us to use the Port Perry Fairgrounds,” added Ms. Chopcian. “We hope that next year we can bring it back - but we need to review the numbers.”
For further information, please visit the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life website at www.convio.cancer.ca/site/PageServer?pagename=RFL_CAN_NATL_homepage.