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Relay for Life set for First Friday

Relay for Life set for First Friday

"I lost my grandfather, and both of us have a parent that is a survivor", Goodpasture said. "It is a relay, because when someone has a diagnosis of cancer, they are not in this journey alone".

Relay For Life is a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society and its local chapters.

Wellington has worked in health promotion at Lambton Public Health since 2006, and for the YMCA for 25 years before that. She's also a busy volunteer in the community.

"We are very proud of our members' efforts".

She saw a doctor right away "and, we started the one-year path of hell".

"She quit treatment while pregnant".

According to tradition, radiation patients bang a gong when they finish treatments.

Betler, who is celebrating 10 years as a survivor of breast cancer, said that cancer affects everyone, not just the person that has it. There will also be a keynote speech from a cancer researcher.

A competition involving officials from local towns will start at 8:45 p.m. followed by a luminaria ceremony at 9:15, a "fight back" event at 10 and a cardboard auto relay at 10:30.

"This is a year-long endeavor at APEX Analytix", said Susan Edmondson, Statement Analyst at APEX Analytix, and chairperson of the company's Relay for Life event. She added, "All I have to say is, don't give up".




"The overwhelming support that I received from my family and friends was unbelievable".

While receiving chemotherapy, Betler said she had severe pain that would keep her up through the night.

"I now know, when I feel I need to do something, I act on it because it makes such a difference". "Among general population, there is a high level of stigma and cancer is viewed as a death sentence", she said.

"Don't take it lightly".

Relay For Life started in May 1985 when Dr. Gordon Klatt walked and ran around a track at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

The next several weeks in the Red River Valley are dedicated to honoring cancer survivors and remembering lives lost.

"It's incredible when you see everybody in the survivor lap walk together and we have signs saying how many years you've been a survivor and you have the first year ones". "I have seen folks like the legendary Boxcar Willie to Sherry and JoDee Herschend, as well as a lot of folks who have names you might not know, or aren't as recognizable, but fought the fight, nonetheless".

After the opening ceremony there will be a survivor lap followed by a caregiver lap. This year, we're doing it in memory of my husband, who died on January 1 of this year. This year, Cox is hoping for more.

And, her first grandchild is expected to arrive in July.

"There's some good coming out of this year", she said.


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