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Sports archive for May 13, 2013

Dawson issues Relay challenge to Whitehorse

Teams from Dawson City and Whitehorse are getting ready for this year’s Relay for Life.

Teams from Dawson City and Whitehorse are getting ready for this year’s Relay for Life.

The annual fundraising event for the Canadian Cancer Society will take place in Dawson May 25, and at Shipyards Park in Whitehorse June 1. Both events will run from noon until midnight.

This year, Dawson is issuing a challenge to Whitehorse. As of late last week, eight teams in Dawson had registered to participate as opposed to 12 in Whitehorse.

“On a per capita basis, Dawson has far outstripped Whitehorse on the number of teams and participants enrolled so far,” said Stefanie Cleland, the leadership chair of Dawson’s Relay for Life committee. “With the event only a few weeks away, it appears that Dawson is further ahead for fun, friendship and fundraising through Relay and we are challenging Whitehorse to step up to Dawson’s example.”

Teams or individuals looking to join a team can register on line at http://www.relayforlife.ca.

The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is a 12-hour team event with individuals and teams setting up base at an athletic track, park or other public area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the event.

Relay for Life is a unique opportunity for communities to come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember those we have lost, and fight back against the disease.

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