PwC sponsors Relay for Life luminaria

  • Helping hand: PwC Bermuda staff will be selling luminaria at this weekend’s Relay for Life. There will also be a stall in the Washington Mall tomorrow

More than 100 volunteers from PwC Bermuda will help out at the Relay for Life event this weekend.

The company is supporting the event as luminaria sponsor for the fifth time. It is encouraging the public to buy luminaria from its offices, in Washington House, or at a stall outside Sportseller in Washington Mall from noon to 2pm tomorrow.

Relay for Life raises awareness and funds to support access to cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and support provided by Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre.

It event at the National Sports Centre is on Saturday and Sunday. PwC volunteers will be there, selling more luminari at its two official tents. There will be art and crafts and other decorations available at the event for attendees to personalise their bags and make children’s superhero masks.

As night falls, the PwC team will lay hundreds of the luminaria, which are small paper lanterns, with tea-lights around the tracks for the Luminaria Ceremony, during which participants walk laps in silence to pay tribute to and remember loved ones.

Scott Watson-Brown, PwC Bermuda, partner, said: “PwC is honoured to be taking the role as the official luminaria sales and display sponsor for a fifth year.

“Relay for Life is an inspirational event, bringing together all those in our community who have battled through the effects of cancer. It allows all participants to remember the struggles they or loved ones have endured and honour all those fighting cancer.”

While Sheena Young, PwC Relay for Life team captain, said: “Please take the time to come by our luminaria sales table in the Washington Mall on Wednesday to make a donation in honour of cancer survivors and loved ones lost to the disease. Lighting the luminaria is a significant and touching part of the event, reminding us all of the purpose of Relay for Life.”