Volunteers needed for ‘Relay for Life’


The local “Relay for Life” would not be the success it is if not for the hard work of volunteers who turn out every year to help with both set-up and clean-up.
There always is a lot to do for anyone who would like to come out and help given “Relay” is one of the largest fundraisers held each year in Fort Frances.
Once again, the event will be held at Fort Frances High School, with volunteers needed beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday June 15.
Help is needed to set up tents, fill luminaries with sand and candles, and then place them around the track.
It also is very important that there are volunteers to help with things throughout the evening, as well as for the next morning after the “Relay.”
Clean-up will be beginning at 6 a.m., and volunteers are asked to help clean up around the track.
“We’re always looking for volunteers to help with set-up and clean-up,” said organizing committee chair Jenn Anderson.
She added the “Relay for Life” is a great opportunity for high school students who need volunteer hours to graduate, or for anyone who wants to become involved in supporting a great cause.
Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to contact volunteer chair Sue Hanson.
“They can contact me at either 274-8595 ext. 258 or 274-4469 and they can let me know how much time they have, and I will set them up with a job for the amount of time they have,” noted Hanson.
“We are looking for volunteers of any age and of any amount of time they can spare . . . they don’t need to stay the whole night,” she stressed.
“Even an hour is appreciated.
“Everyone has been touched by cancer and this is a way to give back,” Hanson reasoned.
Teams are asked to not begin setting up until after 3 p.m. on June 15 as high school students will be in the middle of writing their final exams that day.