Maysville Walks for Life

by Audry Kensicki on May 21, 2010 at 5:50 am

Maysville students kicked it in to high gear to raise money for a good cause.

The high school students took to the track for a miniature Relay for Life, honoring those who’s lives have been touched by cancer.

"Every year they look forward to doing this," said teacher and walk co-coordinator Missy Talbot. "We start in April and they really like getting their teams together, they get to pick when they come out and walk. They get to miss a little bit of class and have fun with their friends, so they like that."

This year the school recognized four people within the district who have struggled with the disease.

"We’ve had a lot of people close to us, as a district, who have gone through cancer treatments and are survivors," said Talbot. "It’s our fifth year doing it for the American Cancer Society. The kids love doing it. The weather didn’t turn out as well as we’d like, but that’s alright."

This year the walk raised $5,000.

The proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.