first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has spoken of the bravery of all cancer survivors and those who unfortunately did not win their battle as he helped launch Donegal’s Relay for Life today.The singer today launched a special CD for the event which is taking place at the LYIT in Letterkenny.Hundreds of people are already gathering at the venue for the official launch which takes place this evening. Organisers say that more than €100,000 has already been raised for cancer research with 70 teams taking part in the 24 hour relay.The event will also be a celebration of people who have survived cancer with many doing a lap of honour this evening.There will also be a candlelit vigil of hope around the track at 10.30pm this evening.Daniel paid tribute all involved and especially all those who had been touched by cancer in any way. “It pays tribute to everyone who has survived cancer, those who have supported them on their journey and it also pays tribute to those who fought a battle but unfortunately did not win that battle.“It gives an opportunity for so many people to remember, to praise and to give thanks,” he said.Daniel said his song ‘I’ll See This Journey Through’ came to him while he was resting in bed.“I had been asked to write an anthem for the event. A few nights later I was in bed and started to think about it. I wasn’t sleeping but these words came into my head and I wrote them down.“Majella said “what are you doing?” and I told her I was writing the words to the cancer song. “I then sent the words to Mark and he put the polish on it and here we are,” he said.All proceeds from the song will go to cancer research.DANIEL PAYS TRIBUTE TO ALL TOUCHED BY CANCER AS ‘RELAY FOR LIFE’ IS LAUNCHED was last modified: May 27th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DanielRelay for Lifelast_img

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