The Muskingum County Fairgrounds was filled with cancer survivors and their supporters.
The 2013 Relay for Life event of Muskingum County took place Saturday. Staff Partner, Chelsea Edwards says this relay holds a special place in her heart.
" I started relaying when I was 15 and I started working for the American Cancer Society when I was 21 but I lost my grandfather when I was 8 years old to a very ugly battle with cancer, neck and throat cancer, " said Edwards.
Residents from all over Muskingum County walked the the track at the Franklin Local Track Complex to give cancer the boot.
"Our mini Relay is just an abbreviated event. We are considered a team at the Muskingum County Relay for Life and this is how we choose to raise our money for that main relay," said Lu Ann Gatewood of the Franklin Local School District.
Local Boy Scouts and Girl Scout troops, students from Roseville, Philo and Duncan Falls, as well as members of the...
Team 'Sparks of Hope' held a bake sale Saturday morning to raise money for Relay for Life.
The bake sale was at the Walmart on Maple Ave. both Friday and Saturday. Shoppers bought cupcakes, cookies, hot dogs, nachos, cotton candy, and chicken sandwiches, with all of the proceeds going towards Relay for Life and The American Cancer Society.
"Yesterday we raised $900.73 and that was just selling hot dogs, chips and a pop for $3 and our baked goods and our sucker trees are $20...
People at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds are pulling an all-nighter to raise money for cancer treatment.
The annual relay for live event is on-going.
Chelsea Edwards of the American Cancer Society said the event has been going on for over 15 years, and thrives on the support of those walking to honor loved ones past and present battling the disease.
"Most people here have been touched by cancer, in someway whether it's been personally or a loved one, and some people...
Gambling for a cause, that's what Saturday at Knights of Columbus was about as the Relay for Life Team's Wish Upon a Cure hosts casino night.
Coordinator Bonnie Burns says it was a fun filled evening with a live auction, Chinese auction, cocktails and of course gambling. They pre sold 150 tickets. Games include black jack and 5 card draw poker. Having an event like this is something that remains close to Burns' heart.
Relay for Life in Muskingum County kicked off it's fundraising Saturday for this year's event.
At Colony Square Mall the "Kroger" team gathered to promote the event and begin fundraising.
"I am a survivor myself and we have a lot of cancer survivors in our store also and some loved ones that have passed from cancer or are survivors .So everyone on our team likes to do that and raise money for the organization," said Martha Holbein Team member/ cancer survivor...
It's Anita Wright's first time taking part in Relay for Life, and she was one of many who kicked off the event by walking the initial survivor lap at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.
Wright is an 18 month survivor of breast cancer.
"After the initial diagnosis, which is totally devastating to you and your loved ones, it's been a long journey, but it's one that I'm proud to have taken. I am truly blessed. Along the way, I've met some truly amazing people, " says Wright...
One local group is throwing a huge party that goes all night and it's for a good cause.
Relay for Life is right around the corner and it's time to get involved. You can join a team or form your own team to walk and raise money for cancer. Chairperson Ann Boyd says each team member's goal is to raise $100.00 and the money all goes to cancer research.
"One person from each team will walk all night long because cancer never sleep so we don't sleep," Boyd said.