Run for the Cure raises almost $30,000 locally

Trenton Park was a sea of pink and white on Sunday as a crowd gathered in solidarity. The occasion was the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure which raises funds to create a future without breast cancer. Dedication, enthusiasm and energy were prevalent as participants walked or ran distances of either one kilometer...

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Relay proves no one faces cancer alone

Pictou County Relay for Life on Saturday brought family and friends together to celebrate loved ones and survivors of cancer. Hundreds gathered to remember and to share memories and struggles, the good times and the not so good times. Each with their own personal story. Some were eager to share, some sat quietly thinking, others...

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Champion shines as cancer survivor

Life turned upside down pretty quickly for Kevin Scott in 2009 when, during a routine medical checkup on December 1, he heard three of the scariest words many can imagine: “You have cancer.” Thinking it was a regular medical appointment, Scott wasn’t expecting much on the way into the doctor’s office, however, on the way...

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RELAY FOR LIFE: Surviving, reflecting

One of the Pictou County Relay for Life teams features not just one but two cancer survivors who are proud to attend the event each year. Shane Hampton and Neil MacKinnon, who the team Mac Attack is named after, both enjoy their time walking and being a part of the event that really brings the...

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RELAY FOR LIFE: Two negatives make a positive

The youngest Pictou County Relay for Life team has a powerful story behind its start and its team captain who is known for her volunteerism and fundraising efforts each year. Nina Davey spearheads the team Jeana’s Girls each year at Relay for Life. Davey is making something that has left a negative mark on her...

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Local teen takes provincial volunteer award

One of Pictou County’s busiest volunteers is being provincially recognized in the upcoming volunteers’ celebration that is held annually in Halifax. Nina Davey has been named the Provincial Youth Volunteer of the Year. “I found out a few weeks ago,” said Davey who added that she was excited about having been nominated for the award....

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For Jeana

With about 17 teenagers on their team, Jeana’s Girls raised nearly half the overall total for Pictou County Relay for Life this year. The team also had the two top individual fundraisers for the event — Nina Davey and Georgia Murray. Over the course of a few months, the team managed to fundraise a total...

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Relay getting ready

June 3 will be a big weekend in Pictou County as the community flocks to Glasgow Square to take part in the 12th Annual Pictou County Relay for Life. The event that always brings in dozens of teams to support cancer research and support in Nova Scotia is filled with fun, family, friends, fundraising and...

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Hide-and-seek event to support Cancer Society

SALT SPRINGS — One of the oldest and most popular children’s games has been chosen as a way to have fun and raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Shannon MacLean and her husband Pat MacLean have found a new way to aid their cause. Having been Splatz Paintball enthusiasts for 15 years at its...

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