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Puck Cancer brought in the most money as a team, approximately $10,000, and Harold Clarke brought in the highest individual amount of approximately $7,000.
The event began with speeches from various members of the community followed by the survivor's walk, where cancer survivors sport yellow T shirts and walk together. The survivors were joined by their families on their second lap, and were then dismissed on their third lap to join together for a survivor's banquet at the arena where they were entertained with local music performances.
"I was going after the government on an issue, and I could feel my wig sliding over the front of my face and here I was on camera thinking, 'How am I going to get this wig up without someone noticing? If I don't move it, it's going to fall onto the desk and everyone is going to see my bald head.'"
"The fact that you can get up in the morning, you can be pain free all day, your body doesn't have to go through such stress and duress of chemo and radiation is always a good thing."
A memory candle with three wicks symbolizing the remembrance, celebration, and fighting back was lit by Sylvia and Leonard Mackey of Labrador City in honour of their daughter, Jennifer, who passed away earlier this year.
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It's easy for Jones to remember the pain it brought her, but she also finds the moments she can laugh about. the next morning.
Finding joy in life is key for cancer patients and survivors, Jones said.
While music blared from the loud speaker and a local Zumba class danced a number to pep up the crowd before teams moved on to tug of war competitions and socializing, one survivor was recalling when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at 42.
Support is at the core of the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay For Life, and Labrador West's 11th overnight fundraiser on June 7 showed survivors the community is here for them.
The Amigos team won the most spirited award for the fifth year in a row.
While meeting other women in their 20s and 30s also going through the same treatments she gained valuable wisdom, such as drawing strength from others and how the little things in life sometimes matter more than the big things.
"The trick is being positive. The mind is much more powerful than the body. If I can think it I can make it happen."
Donations were also brought in by younger participants taking part in Dimes for Dimes, a fundraising challenge between Labrador West and Chatham, Ont.
Over $99,000 was raised for the relay, and event chair Thelma Rickets said with more money still coming in they fully expect to reach their $100,000 goal.
Jones also joined a support group where they talked together and reached out to other women in the community, and continues to do so.
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"Whenever I hear of someone that may have been diagnosed I reach out, because I know how important it was when I needed it."
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"It's helping children shed light on what they can do to make a difference in cancer research and awareness," Christine Gordon said.
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Each team is asked to take a scene and work it into a costume design, and while some used the glow party theme many choose to use their own flair.
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Labrador MP Yvonne Jones, thought she was too young for the diagnosis, but soon learned it knows no age.
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"It's not just about making noise, but also cheering on other teams and being good sports," Rickets said.
Over 20 plastic water bottles were filled with collected dimes, each holding between $100 $110, totalling almost $2,500. Labrador West won the challenge for the eighth time.
This year had 25 teams remembering, celebrating, and fighting back against the disease afflicting the many friends and family members by walking around a track for 12 hours on the grounds near the Labrador City Arena. At least one person from each team remained on the track while others were free to take part in a variety of games throughout the evening, into the morning.
She also began to understand how much family and friends mean.
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