Written By: Brian DiCarlo
Everybody knows someone who has had cancer. Be it through a friend, family member, or just someone in the community, cancer touches everyone.
For 8 years, the Rankin Cancer Run has been raising money for cancer. They do so through a run that takes place during the summer and draws massive crowds. Last year hosted 207 teams, 11,587 total participants and this year should be even bigger. One of the most important things to note is that all money raised goes directly back into the Niagara region. Funds raised are given to local hospitals and charities, often focused in oncology. Last year alone, $675,000 was raised and redistributed in the Niagara Region.
In recent years, Brock has had a proud showing at the race. Students, staff and faculty, along with their family and friends have consistently contributed. Forming the team, raising pledges and completing the walk has always been something that we have strived for. Our 2013 team had almost 100 members.
This year, we are starting early with our recruiting. Aside from searching for the usual team participants, this year we are searching for something special. We are looking for an individual or small group who would like to be the face of Brock at the Rankin Run. Consider yourself the team captain(s). You would be representing Brock as the team leader, as well as working closely with our team on activities such as advertising and recruitment. We need someone who is passionate about the cause and is willing to advocate, attract a team, and lead that team.
If you’re up for the task, or would like to know moreinformation, feel free to contact me at: