This spring, four York Catholic high schools held “Relay for Life” events in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. Relay For Life is an inspirational, non-competitive, 12-hour relay walk that raises funds for cancer research and community support services.
Sacred Heart in Newmarket
On Friday June 1st, the students and staff at Sacred Heart in Newmarket joined together to participate in their biennial fundraising event, Relay for Life, which supports The Canadian Cancer Society. A committee of students lead by Grade 12 student chair Alexandra Kasatkina took the better part of a year and a half organizing this wonderful celebration which raised over $208,0000, surpassing the school’s goal of raising $200K through sponsors, bake sales, garage sales, bottle drives, and other initiatives. The 12-hour event began with a luncheon and opening ceremonies which recognized cancer survivors and included a special luminary ceremony where loved ones who have passed away were honoured and remembered. Students participated in a variety of activities throughout the day and welcomed neighbours and guests in celebration of their fundraising success. Congratulations to the Sacred Heart community on another wonderful achievement!
Our Lady of the Lake in Georgina
On May 25th the students of Our Lady of the Lake participated in a 12-hour Relay for Life. Students from Grades 7 to 12 raised over $10,000 for cancer research. This was Our Lady of the Lake’s third successful Relay for Life. Everyone had a great time doing something positive for their community.
Cardinal Carter in Aurora
On Thursday?May 31st over 250 Cardinal Carter students and staff participated in the school’s first Relay for Life event, in support of the fight against cancer. This event could not have happened without the hours of work put in by our student relay committee, which was led by Grade 12 student?Matthew Parkin. Congratulations to all the students and staff members that made this a successful event and helped to raise over $27,000!
St. Theresa of Lisieux in Richmond Hill
On Friday June 1st the St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School community came together and relayed around the St. Theresa track for an important cause; to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research. In support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event, a committee of 25 dedicated student leaders and 500+ students and staff relayed for over 10 hours to show their support to those currently struggling with cancer, to acknowledge and stand alongside the survivors and to remember those who tirelessly fought their battle. This is the first year that the school has run the event and as a school community, St. Theresa of Lisieux CHS raised over $125,000! Congratulations to the students and staff on an incredibly inspiring and successful event!