WICC and Toronto Relay For Life events merge

par The IJ Staff | March 14 2017 09:45AM

Traditionally, the Women In Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC) has hosted a separate Relay For Life event in Toronto to complement the Canadian Cancer Society's annual relay. The two organizations have now decided to join forces and host one huge Relay For Life, announced the organizations this week.

This year's Relay For Life takes place in Toronto on June 16 at Downsview Park from 6 p.m. to midnight. Economical Insurance, will be the event’s presenting sponsor with a $110,500 donation toward the fight against cancer.

Research, prevention and advocacy activities

"At Economical, we have proudly sponsored Relay For Life events since 2006," said Rowan Saunders, Economical's president and chief executive officer. "This year, we continue to invest our sponsorship commitment toward the cancer cause. Funds raised at Relay For Life enable the Canadian Cancer Society to take a comprehensive approach to fight all types of cancer through research, prevention and advocacy activities, and to offer support services for patients and their families."

WICC has supported Relay For Life for the last eight years. With this new partnership, WICC is aiming to surpass last year’s turnout of 700 participants with more than $470,000 raised. To register a team, or to participate in other Relay For Life events, visit  or call 1-866-201-6202.

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