Relay for Life in Carbonear

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Published on September 12, 2011

Roughly 100 cancer survivors completed the ceremonial first lap at the Relay for Life.

Published on September 12, 2011

Bud (right) and Mildred Chafe of Harbour Grace are applauded as they make their away around the track. Both are cancer survivors.

Published on September 12, 2011

Trinity-Bay de Verde MHA Charlene Johnson with daughter Jorja.

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Debbie Penney (left) of Carbonear and Eileen Sheppard of Harbour Grace have walked and chatted during the ceremonial first lap for the past three years.

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Dana Blackwood-Cox sings her song called "No time for you" during the opening ceremonies. Blackwood-Cox, a resident of Salmon Cove, wrote the song after being diagnosedwith breast cancer at age 31. Blackwood-Cox is a mother of three, and wrote the song during her radiation treatments in St. John's.

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Judy Galway (left) of Harbour Grace and her mother Phyllis Sutton of Victoria raise their arms in victory in a symbolic gesture to mark their battle against cancer.

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Martina Taylor of Makinsons sang the national anthem.

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Four residents of Heart's Content, all of whom are cancer survivors, walk the track. They are, from left, Barbara Pye, Jane Tavernor, and husband and wife Joan and George Smith.

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Members of a team called "Lighting up lives" high-kick their way along the track. They include, from left, Crystal Clarke, Regan Morris, Allison Conway, Cecile Foote, Jo-Annah Yetman, Alisha O'Keefe, Emily Slade, Chantel Hearn, Alyssa Shaw and Kathryn Baker. Missing is Victoria Winsor.

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The faces of some of the roughly 100 cancer survivors who took part in the opening ceremonies.

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Adam Purcell, a Grade 5 student at Harbour Grace Primary, was among those singing the national anthem.

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Emma Brown of Cavendish, with her hat in the "lock" position, flashes a smile.

The 8th Trinity-Conception Relay for Life took place in Carbonear on Saturday, Sept. 10, with some 36 teams taking part in the 12-hour relay and more than 100 cancer survivors taking part in a survivors' walk and reception. Some $64,000 was raised for the Canadian Cancer Society, and organizers estimate that some 1,000 people were in attendance throughout the day at the Carbonear recreation complex. It was the first time the event was staged in Carbonear, after having been held in Bay Roberts and Harbour Grace in past years. It was one of 28 relays taking place throughout the province, four more than in 2010. More than just a fundraiser, the relay brought together large numbers to celebrate the courage of cancer survivors, and continue the fight to find a cure. Organizers are already looking ahead to the 2012 event, which will take place in Carbonear on Sept. 8. New volunteers and committee members are welcomed, said organizer Danielle Doyle.

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