Photos: Relay For Life For Bermuda Fundraiser

May 19, 2018 | 1 Comment

The Relay For Life For Bermuda event got underway at the National Sports Centre last evening [May 18], with the team based fundraising event helping to raise awareness and funds to support cancer prevention and detection and to improve access to treatment with the local establishment of radiation therapy in Bermuda.

During the 24 hours, team members take turns to walk around the track at the Sports Centre. 95% of funds raised stay right here in Bermuda. 5% supports Global Relay For Life’s cancer control initiatives world wide.


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A spokesperson previously said, “In the first four annual events, Relay For Life of Bermuda raised over $2.2 million dollars helping bring radiation therapy to Bermuda.

“In 2018, the funds raised at Relay For Life of Bermuda will continue to support our radiation therapy initiative. Although the radiation therapy unit is now open, we are still working to raise the $10 million build fund.

“Once that has been reached, funds will support our Equal Access Fund ensuring all Bermuda residents referred for radiation treatment can receive treatment at our Centre regardless of one’s health insurance coverage or ability to pay.

“This advancement to the Bermuda cancer treatment means that Bermudians and residents no longer need to fly away for their treatment and allows cancer patients to spend more time with their loved ones.

“At Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre we believe it’s so important to show you, our supporters, just how vital Relay For Life is in our mission to beat cancer. As a community-funded organization, we rely on the goodwill of thousands of donors, fundraisers and volunteers to fund our much-needed programs.

“You, our supporters, have played a huge part in this, and by continuing to participate in Relay For Life we will save more lives. Thank you.”

Click here to view photos from the Survivors Lap and our live stream video replay and click here to view all of our Relay For Life coverage.

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  1. Toodle-oo says:

    Well done , and a huge thank you to all who took part !

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