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College of Nursing Pacesetters Participate in the 2013 Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life

March 27, 2013

Walk some laps with cancer survivors? Take a Yoga class? Play crazy games like blindfolded musical chairs and finding a whistle in a plate of whipped cream with no hands? That's what it is all about. The College of Nursing entered a team again this year for the 2013 Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life University of Saskatchewan event. "The Pacesetters" were back in action on Saturday, March 23rd in Upper Place Riel at the U of S Saskatoon Campus raising funds for cancer.

"Our team was very excited about participating in this year's Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life," said College of Nursing Pacesetter Team Captain Katie McBride. "The relay is set-up so over 12 hours from 6:00 pm-6:00 am participants can reflect on the experience of having cancer - starting out with a great deal of energy and hope, then as the lights go out it becomes more challenging to keep going, and finally, a celebration to be a survivor and make a commitment to fight back against cancer. The relay really shows participants the importance of having support throughout the journey. Nurses play an important role as part of the team supporting cancer patients and their families."

The College of Nursing Pacesetters team consisting of Katie McBride, Christine Ashworth, Dean Lorna Butler, Marylin Rana, Rachelle Smith and Sheila Watts raised $865.00. This year the team decided to dress in robot attire, in celebration of the new College of Nursing community nursing robots used at our sites in Northern Saskatchewan.

About Relay for Life

The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is more than just a fundraiser, it's a life-changing experience. Relays are overnight events where teams walk, run or wheel around a track. We Relay to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.