The Relay for Life Donegal Survivors Choir has released a special song for the 10th anniversary fundraiser this weekend.
The choir, made up of cancer survivors, has been working with the Gibson/Breathnach family from Manorcunningham to create a song that will resonate with those who have lost loved ones to cancer.
The choir has dedicated this video to the memory of Bernard and Corinne:
The 10th anniversary Relay for Life takes place at ATU Donegal Letterkenny Campus on May 28-29, with Relay For Life Donegal Patron Daniel O’Donnell joining the celebrations.
The unique 24-hour gathering brings communities together for the first time since 2019 to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, remember those lost to the disease and raise funds for vital research and services of the Irish Cancer Society.
During the event, Relay teams walk the track during the 24 hours, with entertainment and activities also taking place. On Saturday May 28, registration is open from 3.30pm followed by live music from local artist Callum Keaveny. The event officially opens at 5pm with the Survivors’ Lap.
This year Majella O’Donnell joins survivors, as her husband and Relay For Life Donegal Patron Daniel takes his place on the track among the carers. After more live music, the event quietens down around 10pm for the evocative Luminaria Ceremony, featuring Highland Radio presenter Donal Kavanagh and The Survivors Choir.
Thousands will gather for this special ceremony, which will see people walking silently around the track, stopping by candles to remember their loved ones no longer with us or in celebration of those living with cancer. On Sunday May 29, Highland Radio broadcasts from the grounds between 8am and 12pm, featuring gospel music and an ecumenical service where survivors share their stories. Sunday wraps up with more entertainment and patron Daniel closes the event.
Monies raised at Relay for Life Donegal over the past 10 years have enabled The Irish Cancer Society to provide vital services to the people of Donegal, to introduce new programmes and to invest in life changing research projects.