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Relay for Life 2012 - Alliston

From the 2012 Relay for Life event in Alliston Ontario.

The relay is a cancer fundraiser that happens in Canada every year in June. Teams raise funds towards cancer research by gathering pledges and walking through the night. There are always crazy costumes, fun times and community involved.

My town, although small in size, is always a top fund raiser for the event. I a terribly proud of what they are able to achieve year after year. This year they were able to raise in excess of $186,000 beating Barrie a neighboring and much larger city near ours.

Luminaries (seen here) are one way that we raise these funds. They can be purchased in honour of either survivors or victims of this terrible disease and are lit as soon as the sun sets and kept burning thoughout the night..

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Taken on June 8, 2012