Relay shows spirit of our community

Published 11:56 am Wednesday, June 21, 2017

After two decades, the Clark County Relay For Life is still going strong.

Last week, nearly two hundred people gathered to celebrate survivors, mourn together and push hard to raise more than $77,000 for cancer research through the American Cancer Society.

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the organization. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer.

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The entire event is always a victory lap for cancer survivors and also a chance for those impacted by the disease to make a difference and do their part to fight back.

Dozens of survivors took the first walk around the track at Campbell Junior High School Friday to kick off the event that ran until midnight.

The Winchester Sun is proud to be a sponsor of this event each year and help shine a light on this important mission.

Cancer has touched the lives of everyone, in one way or another.

The money raised for research is a critical part of this fight.

We applaud each and every person who participated, sponsored or came out to the Relay to show support. It was six hours that could ultimately be the difference between life and death for someone as we inch ever closer to a cure.

Our county should be proud of this effort that saves lives and shows the heart of the community.