Relay For Life to be held May 24

By Laura Kluz

Mountaineer Staff Reporter

Standing in front of a community brought together to fight back against cancer, Century 21 Westcountry owner Terri Kalyn-Fraser says she is always in “awe” of the unity displayed. “It takes so much energy from people in the community,” she says. Century 21 Westcountry is once again supporting Rocky’s Relay For Life as the signature sponsor for the biggest charitable events in the country.   The 12-hour overnight event to be held on May 24 at St. Dominic Catholic High School is an inspirational night to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, to remember loved ones and to fight for a cure to end the disease. Kalyn-Fraser says there was no hesitation to be a signature sponsor for the event, as it is a cause that has touched her heart, as well as members in the office. She said the community truly rallies together for this event and that is one of the reasons that makes it so special. “It is bringing community together and making a difference rather than just one individual,” say says. Century 21 CUREsaders, have been busy gearing up for the event since October and have many fundraising activities planned, including a mystery draw with its contents valued at more than $200.00, as well as a draw to win 750 air miles. Tickets are $5 each. Luminaries will also be available for purchase at the Century 21 Westcountry office at a cost of $5. As well, Century 21 Westcountry will have a booth at the Rocky Mountain House and District Chamber of Commerce trade show in May where people will have the opportunity to donate. The 11-member team, which includes a cancer survivor, hopes to raise at least $7,500 to mark the Canadian Cancer Society’s 75th anniversary. “In the grand scheme of things, it is the fact that even a cent or a dollar can make a difference” Rocky’s Relay For life is returning this year after a brief hiatus. In 2011, the Relay for Life committee voted to hold the event every other year to keep team interest alive. Since the event raises on average $160,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society, Kim McDonald, team recruitment and town liaison for the Relay For Life committee, says the decision also helps keeps sponsors interested. The energy and relay spirit will stay alive within the community and the enthusiasm is still there,” she says about the decision to host every other year. For those who would like to donate, they can do so online at (or by clicking the following link: CENTURY 21 CUREsaders) or by stopping by Century 21 Westcountry located on Main Street.  Please see the above article printed in the Tuesday, April 16, 2013 edition of The Mountaineer

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