Relay for Life set for June 1 in Terrace, B.C.

This year's Relay for Life teams and individual participants have been busy raising money for this weekend’s event

THIS YEAR’S Relay for Life teams and individual participants have been busy raising money for this weekend’s event.

As of last Saturday, the total amount raised was $46,602, according to the Terrace Relay for Life website.

Thirty-eight teams were registered and several were accepting members from the public who want to join.

Over the past several months, several groups held fundraisers for the relay, including Kids for a Cause, who held a dinner at Don Diegos for the second year where they did the preparation, cooking and served the meals. The event also featured a silent auction with Vancouver Canucks items.

Kids for a Cause raised $4,300 from the evening.

And late last week, Veritas students bought strips of duct tape to tape principal David Crawley to the wall of the gym, which used nine rolls of duct tape in total. Each roll was 50 metres long.

Students paid $1 for half a metre and $2 for one metre of tape. The biggest buyer was Grade 7 student Theresa Moolman, who bought 151 metres.

Students lined up to take their turn sticking their pieces of duct tape across Crawley’s body, arms and legs. They raised $1,067 and several Grade 7 students continued to add to that total with pledge forms afterward. There will be a Team Veritas booth at the relay this weekend.

As is the tradition, the relay will start with the survivors’ lap, continue throughout the day, rain or shine, and end with the illuminaries after dark.

That’s where participants carry candles while walking for a final lap that lights up the track all the way around. The Relay for Life takes place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. this Saturday June 1 at the Skeena Middle School track.