Story 58

An inspiring young volunteer gets the Medal of Courage

Teadra Cormier

When she was 13 months old, Teadra Cormier was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma and given a 50% chance of survival. After aggressive treatment, she was declared cancer-free in 2000. Now 14 years old, Teadra has courageously used her experience to inspire others on a cancer journey.

"Six years ago, I heard about the Canadian Cancer Society's Camp Goodtime. It was lots of fun and I loved meeting other kids who have battled cancer too. It made me realize how important it is to give back, and that's why I became involved with Relay For Life."

Teadra participated in the Greater Moncton Relay For Life in 2011, the Society's 10th year of holding Relay For Life events in New Brunswick. Teadra's team raised over $28,000 that year.

In 2012, Teadra received the Society's Medal of Courage which is awarded to an individual who has exhibited outstanding courage in their own personal battle with cancer and contributed significantly to help further the fight against cancer.

Find out how you can fight back as a volunteer fundraiser with Relay For Life.