As we undertake the search for a new Executive Director, we are pleased to announce that Faye Wightman will join the Canadian Cancer Society British Columbia and Yukon division as Interim Executive Director
I always knew that the Relay For Life was an important event and I usually went down to the annual relay to do a few laps and make a donation. But I didn’t really understand completely just how important this event and the Canadian Cancer Society really was until cancer impacted my family in a big way.
On March 26 of this year I lost my father in-law to lung and brain cancer. He was a true lover of life and brought courage and a philosophic outlook to his fight against cancer. Our loss this year made Daffodil Month in April that much more poignant and meaningful for me.
I feel very fortunate to make a living doing what I love to do. My parents hoped that I’d grow out of my dream of becoming an actress, but I never did. My dream came true 32 years ago, when I landed the role of Esther Valentine on CBS’s The Young and the Restless.
I have been involved with Relay For Life since I can remember. It was an accident, really, as some of my high school classmates in a leadership class formed a team. I initially signed up to support the school and my belief in leading a healthy lifestyle.