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    During the kick off event for the 2019 Renfrew County Relay For Life, major sponsors were also recognized. (Above, back row left to right) Tanner Charette representing Luminary Sponsor Bennett Electric; Nicole Walters and Brandon Beaulieu representing Survivor Sponsor Century 21 Aspire Realty Ltd.; Lindsey Cupelli representing Lap Bead Sponsor Ottawa Valley Business Builders, BNI; Tammy Hehn representing Logistics Sponsor Access Health Care; Katherine Lacroix representing Entertainment Sponsor Dunbar Home Inspections; Jessica Fleury representing Media Sponsor MyFm, Elijah McKeown representing Site Sponsor the City of Pembroke; Stacey Kelly representing Presenting Sponsor Scotiabank Pembroke; Cindy Giroux, Event Chair; (front left to right) Brenda Hall representing Community Sponsor Canadian Tire; and Canadian Cancer Society Renfrew County Community Office Community Engagement Specialist Lana Gorr representing signage sponsor SunSign Graphics. Register today for the Renfrew County Relay for Life at www.relayforlife.ca/renfrewcounty. (Photos by Lisa Brazeau, Petawawa Post)

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    This year’s Honourary Survivor Family of Aspyn (left), Kerri (second from right) and Tom (right) Carroll, with Renfrew County Relay for Life event chair Cindy Giroux (second from left) (Photos by Lisa Brazeau, Petawawa Post)



20th anniversary Relay for Life set for June 21 at Pembroke Memorial Centre

By Lisa Brazeau, Petawawa Post

Posted on Thursday May 9, 2019

At Relay For Life, no one faces cancer alone.

This event brings together teams of family, friends and colleagues to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those lost and commit to raising funds to fight all types of cancer.

The festival-like fundraising event will be held locally in Pembroke, once again at the Pembroke Memorial Centre, on June 21 from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Teams are asked to have at least one member on the track at all times to symbolize the ongoing fight against cancer, and those taking a break from walking can check out the entertainment and many activities on the arena floor or relax at their team’s tent-site.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Relay and the event was officially launched with a comedy kick off at the Nelson Street Pub where local sponsors, supporters and this year’s Honourary Survivor Family were introduced to those in attendance.