Five years ago Alaina Fryer was asked by a Relay for Life committee member (and co-worker) if she would like to join the committee.
New to the community from Campbell River, Fryer agreed thinking it would be fun, and a good way to meet people.
Now, she is the co-ordinator for the 100 Mile Relay for Life Committee and Alaina says she is really excited about this year’s committee and the plans for the relay.
Fryer says she wants people to see what they do and why because cancer affects everyone. The day isn’t just about the fundraising, but it’s also the support available to cancer patients and their families. It’s important to her that people with cancer know they will be supported, and that they are not alone.
“This year’s committee is really passionate and wants to be involved. They want to give their ideas and be heard and get things in motion.
“There’s a new energy to the group. People want this to succeed in this town.”
Fryer says she loves being involved with the Relay for Life and adds it is now part of who she is. As it is with other long-term committee members, this continued commitment helps give a face and a name to the committee within the community.
Everyone is encouraged to come to Centennial Park, have an upbeat day and celebrate the successful side of cancer – people who have won their battle and are living, she notes.
A lot of volunteer positions are still available, including helpers in the Children area as for take down, and clean up.
If you would like more information on the event or wish to help, contact Alaina at 250-706-8082.