There are many reasons parents choose to tackle the potential headaches and pitfalls that often accompany a family vacation. From the opportunity to experience a new part of the world with the people who know you best to the chance to remember just how fun your kids find you when you aren’t stressed out about work, a family vacation can make being a family feel like the best thing in the world.
While most of us center our vacation plans around events and attractions that cater directly to the interests of our little tribe, every now and then, a family wants the experience of remembering and helping out others who might find themselves in less fortunate circumstances.
If you and your family are planning a Niagara Falls vacation, and you’d like an opportunity to do a good deed while you’re having a great time in one of the most fun and beautiful places on earth, you’re in luck. Niagara Falls is a hotbed of philanthropy and charity of all stripes. This June 11th, Niagara Falls’ Relay for Life will take place, and it’s something everyone in your family can both participate in and enjoy. Here’s a little bit about what you need to know should you want to do some good with your family during your Niagara Falls vacation.
Relay for Life
Relay for Life is one of the most well-known fundraising events in the fight against cancer in all of North America and around the world. Each year finds more than 4 million people participating in the event in more than 20 countries.
The Niagara Falls’ event is part of the Canadian Cancer Society’s efforts to defeat cancer, and in addition to raising money, Relay for Life allows participants and volunteers who have been affected by cancer to support one another, remember lost loved ones, and continue the struggle to overcome the disease.
Teams often camp out on-location, and take turns walking or running a predetermined route, path, or track at a local park or public school. Some events last up to 24 hours as a reminder that cancer is a disease that never sleeps, and in order to defeat it, researchers and fundraising need to do the same.
Niagara Falls’ Event
The Niagara Falls Relay for Life event takes place on June 11th at Oakes Park amidst an almost festival-like atmosphere. The event is six hours long, and there are plenty of activities to keep you and your brood entertained. Whether you choose to form your own walking or running family team and you solicit donations ahead of time, or you simply want to make a donation and/or volunteer, the day won’t be one you’ll soon forget.
You and your children will walk away from the Niagara Falls’ Relay for Life with an even greater respect for cancer survivors and caregivers, and you’ll feel even more inspired to keep driving efforts to find a cure.
So, do good during this year’s family vacation if you’re so inclined. The Niagara Falls’ Relay for Life is the perfect charitable family event to take in when you and your kids are enjoying one another’s company far from home.