The Relay for Life organising committee is calling on cancer survivors and patients to take part in the lap of honour that marks the start of the 24-hour event.
The event in aid of Cancer Research UK takes place at the NSC, Douglas, from midday on August 23.
Debbie Pitts said the lap of honour was a crucial part of the event and a moving start to the weekend’s festivities: ‘I have taken part as a survivor for the last four years and I know how indebted I am to Cancer Research as it continues its fight against cancer.
‘Cancer survivors are the VIP guests of our Relay. There’s no fee to take part as a Relay survivor. We walk the first lap and then we are welcomed into our fabulous Survivors’ reception, and treated to light refreshments and champagne. We don’t ask anything of them, we just want as many as possible to come and be treated.’
TK Maxx in Douglas is holding a Survivors’ Day on Saturday from 10.30am to 2.30pm for people to find out more.
Survivors, or anyone who would like to have an invite sent to survivors they know, are asked to get in touch.
Email Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org or find out more at www.relay.co.im, or register as a survivor at www.cruk.org/relay