Last June 10th, I participated at the 4th edition of the Relay for Life in Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Quebec. I built my own team of eight members for the occasion: Miss Teen Lanaudiere. Me and my team walked twelve hours and we raised 2471$ for the Canadian Cancer Society. Not only did I wear my crown and sash for the occasion but I also got to go on stage and say a few words about how I wanted to get involved in my community.
It was extremely surprising to see so many people either fighting against cancer or who survived cancer. There were also thousands of lanterns to enlight the whole path. Each and every one of them was lit to honor a cancer patient. The Relay was started by the Survivors’ Walk which was very moving. Many activities and music animated the night. I had a blast with my team, which was mainly my mother, my aunt, my grandparents, my friends and my boyfriend.
The NDP Relay raised over 200 000$ with the help of its 70 teams. Next year, I will definitely be participating again!