Friday Night: Relay For Life, $175K Raised and Counting

Friday Night: Relay For Life, $175K Raised and Counting

On Friday, Wytheville is holding their annual Relay for Life at Withers Park on 200 E Withers Road. Dinner is then provided later for all survivors and their caregivers.

Jackson and Kofoid, who are both members of team "Angels Among Us", said their team is doing a large fundraiser as are numerous other Relay teams.

The Prince George Relay has been the best in Canada the past four years, beating out Toronto's Downsview Park area in 2017.

After nightfall, participants held a special vigil, lighting the walkways with luminarias adorned with names of individuals who have lost their battle with cancer, are now fighting cancer, or have managed to overcome it.

The Relay For Life event is scheduled for June 22 from 6pm-12am. "The high school is going to be ready for us, it will be cool inside and it will be a bug-free zone!"

In April 2016, Hart was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer. Each survivor attending the dinner is welcome to bring a guest; sign-in will begin at 4:15 p.m.

Mr Farrington told The Newtown Bee that he first became involved with Relay in 2004.

Jackson, a cancer survivor who works at the Cancer Center in Peru, said she witnesses the effects of the disease every day at her job.

"At Relay for Life we raise money for cancer research for all types of cancer", said McMurter.

"Our goal is to find ways to help", she said. "The passion, dedication, and love that was in that room - I'll never forget it". "I think I was afraid of being scared".

What helped her through was the support of friends and family and the "beauty of having people around", she said. I Relay because I recently spoke to over 500 4th, 5th and 8th graders and 98% of them knew someone with Cancer! The second-highest amount raised by an individual this year was $2,615.

"(Survivors are) the reason why we plan this event", Zeller said. About 300 people were there during the first hour of the event. Teams must have one participant on the track at all times.

"It hit hard when Tom died because he was so young", said Jean.

"Our mission is to save lives faster", Castillo said. People underscore what we do.

"I Relay for those who can't". "I didn't want anything to change, I cut my own grass, I take care of myself".

It is easy to see how much her family means to her; pictures of her children and grandchildren cover her fridge and tables.

Michelle Hart is no stranger to Relay for Life.

"It is an opportunity for everyone in the community to make a difference - one step at a time", she added. "This event is the 9th anniversary for Prince Edward County, so it's a main player of the Canadian Cancer Society and it's very important to fight this battle and to raise money for research. Not only will you be making a difference, but you will have fun doing it". She has been involved in the Jefferson County branch of the event since 2005.

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