This may be the final year for Run for Live

Run for Life on its last legs

Annual cancer fundraiser may disappear without more participants.

It’s a make-it-or-break it year for Run for Life.

The 13th-annual cancer fundraiser in North Delta might have its final run on April 12 at Sungod Arena.

“If we don’t get at least 200 participants, the 13th year will unfortunately be the last,” says organizer Shelley Donald.

The run (with an entry fee of $20) is a fundraiser for both the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and the British Columbia Childhood Cancer Parents Association (BCCCPA) – participants can choose where their money will go.

Funds raised for CCS will be donated through the North Delta Relay for Life, which will be held on May 31 at North Delta Secondary School.

The event also honours the late Megan McNeil of North Delta, who died of adrenal cancer in 2011 at the age of 21.

Photo: Megan McNeil.

McNeil was passionate about bringing awareness to the need for research of childhood cancers. (Visit

Her parents also received emotional support from BCCCPA.

Donald says Run for Life started out as a group of 15 organizers, and it has dwindled down to just two (not including the volunteers on run day.)

“Cancer affects too many lives and I will continue this event as long as I can.”

Run for Life, a 5K walk/run, takes place on April 12 at 9 a.m. at Sungod Arena, 7815 112 St.

Registration begins at 7:45 a.m., and a zumba warmup is at 8:45 a.m.

There will be a free 1K run for kids under 12 at 10:30 a.m.

For more information or to help out, visit or call Shelley Donald at 604-952-3074.


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