Relay for Life celebrates cancer survivors' triumph

Pearl Mccarthy
June 3, 2018

Thirteen teams gathered together at the Frank Mangano Memorial Field in East Liverpool for the American Cancer Society's Columbiana County Relay for Life Friday evening. The event honors the lives lost to cancer, celebrate survivors, and support the caregivers who so selflessly help others. Along with those two disgusting losses, her sister-in-law (30-years-old) lost her life to breast cancer, as well.

Last year's Legenderry Relay for Life event raised over £140,000 for Cancer Research, despite a target of just £60,000.

"I was determined that cancer was not going to keep me from doing all these things in life I love to do", Dempsey said.

Schleicher believes Relay For Life is also a fun way to be proactive, as opposed to reactive.

"What's great about Maxville is everyone really comes together for this event, " said Allison St-Jean, the Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division) community fundraising specialist for the SDG and Prescott-Russell Community Office, during the run-up to Friday's event.

The funds raised from the events will support Canada's most promising cancer research, as well as the support services for local patients and their families.

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"It's an automatic family bond", he said, adding his grandfather and grandmother are both cancer survivors. Relay For Life of New Fairfield was started 11 years ago by a group of students and their mentor.

"We [Brownlee, her husband, and son] moved into my Grandma's when she got sick, so that we could help her", shared Brownlee. Each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. "But the Relay For Life is (also) about remembering the profound loss, the lives we've lost".

"I've known Katelyn a long time, I knew her mom, so we wanted to do more, personally".

Donna Walter will never forget the moment that her doctor told her the diagnosis. So chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by the disease, but the good news is there are efforts to try and find a cure.

"Family and friends helped me get through it", she said.

Simmons was having fun Friday as he made his way around the stadium's track, stopping to pose for pictures, but Simmons-costumed Michael Hunt had a serious objective as he helped raise funds for the Berry Global Relay team.

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