Relay for Life returns to Catonsville to help cancer research

Del Debbio

Dayna Arnowitz was one of them.

Washington resident Barb Wallach was named Franklin County Relay For Life's Hero of Hope for 2017 at the February kickoff meeting.

The following year saw a larger crowd of 40 teams, and the record amount raised here was more than $80,000.

"It hadn't spread anywhere", she said.

Years ago Relay For Life events in Greene County were held at Harmon Park in Paragould. "I made great friendships because of Relay and the support those people provided for me was great".

Wilton Relay for Life has raised $54,782.07 so far and 324 people have been involved online.

She added that the $560,000 "if you turn that into mileage in the transportation program, that means over 5,000 people have been able to access treatment and tests because of what you're doing here tonight, and because of what you've done for the last 15 years". Whether someone's been diagnosed for 10 days or been cancer-free for 10 years, they gather together tom be cheered on by the crowd.

First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice thanked those participating saying, "it's about everyone's future". Browse the silent auction and know that funds from items purchased go to fight cancer.

Prior to the Relay kickoff, the 5K Relay For Life Run/Walk will begin at 9 a.m., with the first 50 entrants receiving West Virginia Lottery tickets, bags and an event shirt. Competitors don't have to be on a Relay team to participate, according to games and activities coordinator Paula Rose. Wilhoit, who is a 16-year cancer survivor, will serve as the guest speaker during the service to share her story. But I didn't ask the question, 'why me?' Rather I asked the question, 'why not me?' Southward said. Students and teachers filled it with spare change. There was also a sizeable jar filled with Gummy Bears. "We nearly had a fundraiser each month with many of those reaching $1,000 with each of their fundraisers", Vlasoff said.

The Belmont County Relay for Life organization encourages everyone to attend these events, which "bring communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer".

Funds raised help cancer patients and their families with expenses, as well as contribute to other causes supported by the American Cancer Society. More than $10.3 million is invested in research grants in CT.

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