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Norwell sets goal of $25,000 for revived Relay for Life

Relay launch - Matt and Leona Ottens address the crowd at an assembly held on March 23 to launch the 2018 Relay for Life event at Norwell District Secondary School.  Submitted photo

Norwell sets goal of $25,000 for revived Relay for Life

PALMERSTON - Norwell District Secondary School is gearing up for its first Relay for Life event in several years.

Up until 2010, when the school last held a Relay for Life, Norwell students   had raised $265,854 for the Canadian Cancer Society through successful events over the years.

Relay for Life committee staff liason Betty Douglas said the school’s goal for the 2018 event, which kicked off with an assembly on March 23, is $25,000.

The assembly featured local residents Matt and Leona Ottens sharing the story of Matt’s journey to become a cancer survivor, along with inspirational dances and videos.

Billed as “a party with a purpose,” Norwell’s Relay for Life will be held on June 1 from 9am to 3pm on the school’s sports field with a rain date of June 4.

Lead-up events include a community Pork Chop dinner held on April 9, an in-school bake sale to be held May 16 and a Change for Change collection at the school during May.

The relay itself will features groups of students raising funds through pledges and entries fees and walking the track in support of the fight against cancer.

The school is inviting anyone who has beaten cancer, is currently fighting cancer or who would like to walk in memory of someone who has lost their fight with cancer to participate in the survivor’s victory lap. Forms for the survivors victory lap are available at the school in the main office or by email


April 13, 2018


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