Ironshore will be the Presenting Sponsor for the Island’s first ever “Relay For Life of Bermuda” event, organized by the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre.

Ironshore provides broker-sourced specialty property and casualty insurance coverage for varying risks on a global basis through its multiple international platforms.

“Event organizers are delighted to have Ironshore as the title sponsor for Bermuda’s first annual Relay for Life event”, said Executive Director of Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, Tara Soares.

The 24hr event will begin at 6pm on Friday, May 30, with members of local fundraising teams of 10 to 15 people taking turns doing laps around the track at National Stadium’s North Field for a full 24 hours, concluding at 6pm on Saturday, May 31.

Each team member is being asked to raise $100 to participate to support cancer prevention, detection and treatment.

Some 95 per cent of funds raised during the Relay will remain in Bermuda to support Bermuda Cancer and Health in their efforts to cover the costs of cancer screening tests for those who cannot afford it, improve access to cancer treatment in Bermuda, deliver education and awareness programmes to assist with cancer prevention and early detection, and help guide patients through their cancer care journeys through the Cancer Information System.

The remaining five per cent of funds raised locally will be donated to the American Cancer Society to help fund their cancer research, prevention and care programmes.

All Relay participants, who raise a minimum of $100 will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

Teams can register by May 15, by visiting www.bermudarelay.com or calling Bermuda Cancer and Health on 236 1001.