Students at the University of Regina are doing their part to stand up to cancer.
The university announced they are participating in Relay For Life, a Canadian Cancer Society supported event which raises funds and awareness for cancer research.
Committee co-chair and student Karli Hufnagel says the event literally helps get active for the cause.
“This years one is going for six hours, but it’s usually a 12 hour event that happens overnight,” she says.
“Everyone walks around the track, and they take turns, like in a traditional relay form.”
Having had family members battle the disease, Hufnagel states this is an important cause, especially on a personal level. She says this event is great opportunity to raise awareness and understanding about how dangerous cancer is.
“Even young people are at risk for cancer, like my dad, who got diagnosed with it when he was my age, so I think it’s always important for us to be involved with it at this age. As much as we’re university students and lot of us don’t have a lot of money, still we have this resources and we have that time to go out and try and make a difference.”
Relay For Life takes place on April 6th.