Mini-Relays for Life held at Malcolm Place and Trillium Court
By Liz Dadson
Health & Fitness
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"Bead-counters" Trish Smith (L) and Susan Cruickshank (R) of BDO, hand out beads for every lap completed by Jamie Hunter (in the lead), Barb Ruetz and Stan Goddard, residents of Malcolm Place Retirement Residence in Kincardine, during the mini-Relay for Life held Thursday morning
Residents of Malcolm Place Retirement Residence and Trillium Court Seniors' Community in Kincardine, had a chance to be part of the fight against cancer Thursday when mini-Relays for Life were held at both seniors' homes.
Kincardine's actual Relay for Life was held Friday night through to Saturday morning at the Davidson Centre track, raising more than $61,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.
At Malcolm Place, about a dozen residents took part, walking outside along the sidewalk and around the building. They received a bead on their necklaces for each lap completed, and participants and onlookers made donations to the cause.
Brenda Bursa, luminaries chairperson, was also collecting donations for the fancy bags - inside of each is a candle which is lit during the Relay for Life event. The luminaries are purchased in memory of those who have lost their fight against cancer, or in honour of those still battling the disease.
At Trillium Court, 21 residents took part, walking the hallway on the third floor of the building.
One resident, Alice van de Klippe, is a consummate walker. She wears a pedometer and walks everywhere.
Pauline Floyd walked two laps of the hallway in memory of her grandson who died of cancer.
Marjorie Cottrill (L) walks with Brenda Bursa, luminaries chairperson, followed by Jamie Hunter (L) and Barb Burton, a cancer survivor, during the mini-relay at Malcolm Place
Elizabeth MacSween of Trillium Court walks in the mini-relay
Mary Hunter (L), whose mother is a resident of Trillium Court, and resident Alice van de Klippe do their share of walking
Pauline Floyd of Trillium Court walks two laps in memory of her grandson who died of cancer
Malcolm Place resident Laura MacDonald (L) receives a bead on her necklace, from Susan Cruickshank of BDO
Donna Coughlan, staff, and Stan Goddard, resident of Malcolm Place, join the mini-relay
Patricia Holder (L), chairperson of the Kincardine Relay for Life, and Albert Allen of Trillium Court walk together
Lynda Bicknell (L) pushes the wheelchair for her husband, Peter, a resident of Trillium Court, to be part of the event
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Saturday, August 13, 2011