On Friday June 7th I was lucky enough to be a part of Relay for Life in Almonte, Ontario.   I went as a volunteer with my aunt Donna Ward who is also a survivor.  We walked the survivor victory lap together hand in hand because I was her caregiver.  It was really a touching a moment.  I helped out mostly in the “Fight Back Zone”.  In that tent they show people the dangers of cancer and how to try to prevent it and test yourself.  It was really a great night filled with amazing people and some outstanding stories!!   At one point of the night, I was with the mayor of Almonte talking to the survivors.  Around 8pm that night I was invited on the stage to talk about my platform and how it was important for me that everyone was there and supported an amazing cause!  We even had a local singer who is now making it big on the country charts come and sing for us.  Jordan McIntosh did amazing, and just like me and everyone else there he had a story and a reason to be at Relay for Life and support the cause.  All in all it was just an amazing night with tons of positive vibes and lots of cheering and tons of hugs passed along!  This will be one night I will never forget!!

Written by: Haven Lamothe Tagged with:, ,
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12 Responses to Relay for Life

  1. Erin says:

    Heard it was a great night!! Such an honour to be part of it..great job girl 🙂

  2. Debbie Roy says:

    Great job, Haven! I’m so happy that you walked the victory lap with your Aunt Donna…that must have been emotional for both of you. I pray that a cure will be found for all cancers – probably not in my lifetime, but hopefully in yours.
    So proud of you!

  3. Wayne lamothe says:

    So proud of you way to go and keep up the good work

  4. Donna Ward says:

    I am so proud of you Haven. You did an amazing job at the Relay For Life. You gave a great speech, talked to the survivors, cut a very special cake, raised cancer awareness and best of all… you hung out with me for the night!
    Love Aunt Donna

  5. koraleigh says:

    way to go haven!im so proud of u and in all the hard work u have been dooing in helping others !u r an inspiration to us all!!!

  6. jan bolton says:

    A wonderful cause…to educate, support and celebrate! Great work Haven!!

  7. Lynne Johnson says:

    You doing great work, Haven. You are a very caring young woman.

  8. Stacey Devoy says:

    I’m so glad Relay was such an empowering experience for you, Haven. You should be so proud of all the volunteer work you are doing as Miss Teen Lanark County. I know I am!

  9. koraleigh says:

    way to go haven!!! im so proud of u for doing that.and happy aunt donna was there with u as well.i think its great u both did this xoxoxo

  10. bonnie says:

    So proud of you Haven, your doing such an amazing job.

  11. Gilles Roy says:

    What a great experience for you Haven! And such a special and worthwhile event.

  12. Vanessa says:

    So nice that you and your Aunt Donna were able to do something like this together. I know it meant alot to her. And thankfully, the rain cleared up just in time!!!! Way to go, girl!

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