Relay for Life 2017

Event Date: June 9, 2017 | 7  p.m. – 1 a.m.

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Relay for Life – a partnership event in support of the Canadian Cancer Society and
Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.

We hope you (and your co-workers, friends and families) will accept the baton and join us at F.H. Sherman Recreation and Learning Centre in Hamilton (Stoney Creek) to fight back against cancer. Help us raise $125,000 toward the expansion of the Adult Stem Cell Transplant Program at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.


Ways to Register:

Online at www.relayforlife.ca/hamilton

OR

On a paper form:

Use the drop-down menu online to identify Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre as your “Team Company.” This will ensure your fundraising efforts support Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.


Relay Event Day Information

  • PROGRAM:
    • 3:30 p.m. Park opens for set up
    • 5 p.m. Registration opens
    • 5:30 p.m. Fuel Zone (supper) opens
    • 6 p.m. Marketplace opens
    • 7 p.m. Opening Ceremony
    • 9 p.m. Canada 150 theme lap (with giveaways)
    • 10 p.m. Luminary Ceremony   * Luminaries can be purchased in the Juravinski Hospital Gift Shop and at Relay for $5
    • 11 p.m. Glow Party theme lap (with giveaways)
    • 12 a.m. Closing Ceremony
    • 1 a.m. Park closes

Carpool to Relay where possible. No smoking, alcohol or pets allowed.


IMG_3383 cropMeet our Relay Ambassadors:

“Through Alan’s journey with an allogeneic stem cell transplant, our family has experienced the importance of top quality care. We are enthusiastic supporters of Relay For Life in support of Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre!”
– Alan and Janet Bowler, Relay Patient and Family Ambassadors

Read their full story here.


Meet our Relay Physician Champion:

Dr. Fraser-2“I am honoured to be Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre’s Relay physician champion as we fundraise to help support the expansion of the Adult Stem Cell Transplant Program. Our goal is $125,000.

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre’s Relay success will help provide 50 per cent more cancer patients with this potentially life-saving treatment.

2017 marks the five-year partnership for Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation with the Canadian Cancer Society. Let’s make this year’s Relay more successful than ever.

See you at Relay, and thank you for accepting the baton!”

– Dr. Graeme Fraser
Hematologist, Juravinski Cancer Centre


What are we fundraising for?

We’re raising $125,000 toward the expansion of the Adult Stem Cell Transplant Program at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.

To date, registered Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre teams have raised more than $488,000 in gross revenue to support the: chemotherapy robot (2013), MR simulator and required renovations (2014), anesthesia machine (2015), and the redevelopment of the Interventional Radiology suites in Diagnostic Imaging (2016).

About the Stem Cell Transplant Program at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre is just one of three hospitals in Ontario providing all forms of stem cell transplants to adult cancer patients in Ontario.

What will the new Stem Cell Transplant Unit look like?

This will be a dedicated and specialized clinical area that houses 15 individually-equipped inpatient rooms, five individually equipped outpatient rooms and a dedicated sterile compounding area for chemotherapy preparation. It will also include essential equipment and patient amenities needed to support this expansion. What does the new Unit mean for patients? Fifty per cent more patients with blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma will have access to this potentially life-saving treatment.


ATTENTION STUDENTS: Student volunteers can earn community credit hours by volunteering at team fundraising events and at Relay. Call Helaine at 905-575-6381 or 905-521-2100 ext. 66381 or email Ortmann@hhsc.ca for information.


For more information about Relay for Life, pledge envelopes or fundraising ideas:
  • Email Helaine / Call 905-575-6381 or 905-521-2100 ext. 66381 / Visit the Foundation Office, A1 – Room 15 (around the corner from the Gift Shop in Juravinski Hospital).
  • Questions? Click here.
  • Want to upload your offline fundraising money? Click here.