Second Youth Relay For Life Being Called A Success

The second year of a cancer fundraiser by catholic high school students is hoping to bring in $35,000.

The "Youth Relay for Life" was held at Villanova High School Friday.

About 420 students from Villanova, Lajeunesse and Holy Names participated.

Organizer Meaghan Frank says the event is for a good cause.

"We're supporting something that we're all affected by which is cancer and something that has been really prevalent in our school this year."

Emily McKinnon helped organize the event as well and says the fundraiser is bigger this time.

"It's really nice to see that our hard work paid off and we started relay actually last year so it's nice to see that the event's grown and the school community liked it and more people showed up this year."

McKinnon says every student has been touched by cancer.

"Cancer is something that will affect a family member, a friend, a neighbour, to everyone so it's nice to see that people want to come out make a difference and help out people who are suffering or prevent people who could potentially in the future."

The initial event raised $45,000 and the organizers expect to top their goal this year.

— with files from AM800's Rob Hindi