Giving back for a day

relay for Life Prince GeorgeFor the last 3 years, Verne Bolen, from Regina, Saskatchewan, shows up on event day to set up the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure, act as a course marshal and take the Run site down again.

After losing both parents to cancer, Verne chose to volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) as a way to honour them. First, he joined the CCS volunteer driver program and then he volunteered with other CCS fundraisers like Relay For Life, Jail ’n Bail and Daffodil Month. Then a friend suggested that he also volunteer for the Run.

“Having had friends and family affected by breast cancer, with a click of the mouse I signed up as a volunteer for the Run,” Verne says.

Helping with the Run’s event day tasks is the perfect way for Verne to volunteer in a way that works with his already busy schedule.

“Run day is all smiles and camaraderie,” Verne says. “It’s always a fun day, even if the weather doesn’t cooperate!”

Verne will be an event day volunteer for his fourth time this year on Sunday, October 1. He’s encouraging anyone who is interested to sign up to volunteer.

“You will be welcomed with open arms by our fantastic volunteers and all the thankful survivors at the event. Volunteering is infectious.”

Join us as a volunteer on Sunday, October 1, at the CIBC Run for the Cure! Visit our website to find your region and see available positions.