Southridge Relay for Life
Suhaana Bhatha

On Friday May 28, the Southridge community will be taking part in our 5th Annual Relay for Life event. Last year, due to the unexpected Covid-19 pandemic, our event was cancelled, so we’re glad to be able to bring back a modified version of the relay this year. This makes the event this year even more important and special. 

Our Relay for Life committee, consisting of a mixed group of passionate Grade 11 and 12 students, have been working hard since January to plan a Covid-19 safe day during school that will be just as fun, memorable, and meaningful. This year, we are very excited to have the Junior School join us to make it a K-12 event, and even more unifying for our Southridge community. 

Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime, which is extremely frightening since cancer is also the leading cause of death in Canada. These statistics just prove how significant cancer is to all of us, and how important Relay for Life is. Having the opportunity to take part in a nationwide event through Southridge is amazing because it gives us the ability to positively create an impact for, and help fund the most promising research projects in the country on all types of cancers. 

The event is fast-approaching and we would sincerely appreciate the support of our community, friends, and family. Please remember our hashtag: #beaherodonthaveazero, and consider making a contribution.

If you would like to personally donate, please visit www.southridge.ca/community/relay-for-life, click on the Donate Now button, and find any student or team to donate to. 

Thank you for all your support and love for our Relay for Life event. I am personally beyond excited for our event day to unite our school in raising awareness for something that connects and deeply touches us all. 

Contributed by Suhaana B, Grade 12 Student and Chair of Southridge Relay for Life