‘Cancer never sleeps – and we won’t either’

  • And they’re off: some of the more than 2,000 people in 120 teams who will take part in the 24-hour Relay for Life are shown at the start last night at the North Field of the National Sports Centre. The event ends at 6.30pm (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    And they’re off: some of the more than 2,000 people in 120 teams who will take part in the 24-hour Relay for Life are shown at the start last night at the North Field of the National Sports Centre. The event ends at 6.30pm (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Raring to go: Relay for Life participants shortly after the 24-hour walk began (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Raring to go: Relay for Life participants shortly after the 24-hour walk began (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Selfie power: participants at the Relay for Life which ends today (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Selfie power: participants at the Relay for Life which ends today (Photograph by Akil Simmons)


Caped superheroes and Roman soldiers were among the army of fundraisers who turned out to take part in Relay for Life yesterday.

About 120 teams were expected to take part in the anticancer event, which was held for the sixth year in Bermuda. The opening lap was for people who had battled the illness and walkers carried a banner that read: “Survivors Celebrating Life.”

This year’s theme was “What Is Your Superpower?” which encouraged people taking part to get dressed up in masks and capes. A group wore costumes in the style of Romans with gold-coloured headgear.

Teams of up to 12 people participate in the 24-hour relay, which takes place at the North Field of the National Sports Centre and ends at 6.30pm today.

One of each team is always on the track to represent the idea that “cancer never sleeps, so for one night, we won’t either”.

A Fight Back ceremony is scheduled to take place this afternoon at the North Field of the National Sports Centre.

For more information on this year’s Relay for Life, visit bermudarelay.com

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Published May 18, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated May 18, 2019 at 6:40 am)

‘Cancer never sleeps – and we won’t either’

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