Dr. Charles Best High School students, in Coquitlam held a mini Relay For Life on May 23rd. Their goal was to raise $8,500.00 ~ they actually raised over $10,000.00. They invited Abreast In A Boat to join them in a survivor lap, and to give a survivor speech and talk about dragon boating. Cheryl Linsley and Linda Hopow (from Rocky Point) both gave speeches.
Linda & Cheryl giving a speech ~ Relay for Life
Abreast At Rocky Point ~ Relay for Life 2014
The kids were amazing! They were so in awe of us and our stories, and it was somewhat reassuring for them to know you can live an active life after a cancer diagnosis.
We tried not to scare the heck out of them. They presented us with roses and chocolates, and actually gave us a standing ovation. We were all so happy to have shared in this experience with them.
Relay for Life ~ Abreast With FORT-itude
The Canadian Cancer Society held it’s 10th annual Relay for Life at McLeod Park in Langley on Friday 20 th of June. The relay opens with a one lap walk of the sports field by all cancer survivors wearing the bright yellow shirts given to everyone.
Abreast With FORTitude ~ Relay for Life 2014
Abreast With FORTitude ~ Survivor Lap Relay for Life 2014
Each year our Abreast With FORT-itude crew attends and walks the circuit wearing our bright pink shirts (and the yellow ones around our necks). This year we had a fantastic turnout of 15 paddlers making a great display of support. We really enjoy being there and being welcomed by the more than 60 teams participating and the rousing music, delicious food and dignitaries remarks.
We feel that this a wonderful way to support CCS and demonstrate to all that there is life after cancer…and in our case breast cancer. We want to promote and fulfill our mission for the Abreast In A Boat society.