Lina Castrillion

My name is Lina Castrillon.  I am the Local Sponsorship Volunteer Co-ordinator for the Canadian Cancer Society’s, 2018 Relay For Life in Brampton/Peel.


If you are not already familiar with this event, Relay for Life is a fun and inspiring community fundraising event for people of any age and fitness level.  Friends, neighbours, co-workers, family, survivors, and caregivers unite for a 6-hour relay event that challenges teams to fundraise and take turns walking or running around a track to meet individual distance goals and show their support for people living with cancer. 


This year’s event will be held at Teramoto Park, 9000 Chinguacousy Road, Brampton, ON L6X 0E6 on Friday, June 22nd, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.  Our goal is to raise $46,000 this year to support life-saving research and support programs for people living with cancer and their families.


One of the ways we try to reach our goal is by asking for Corporate Sponsorships and Gifts in Kind.  Offsetting some of the larger costs of this community event with generous donations of local businesses allows Relay For Life to direct all the dollars raised by participants to helping individuals in our community, living with or affected by cancer, experience a better quality of life and hope for a future without cancer.


In 2015, an Ipsos-Reid and Trojan One survey named the Canadian Cancer Society as one of the most valuable sponsorships in Canada.  The Society's Relay for Life event was the top-ranked "MVP" in Ipsos in 2012 and again in 2015.  Being named MVP demonstrates Relay's unique and valuable investment opportunity for potential sponsors. The Society has the highest 'top-of-mind' awareness of any charity in Canada.  Your participation in Relay for Life will associate your organization with the leader in the fight against cancer, and in turn help Relay For Life raise awareness about important and useful resources available through The Canadian Cancer Society for those in our community living with or affected by cancer.