Calhoun County Relay For Life Survivors Celebration
An organization that helps people to not face cancer alone came together to celebrate those individuals who are winning the fight against cancer. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Survivor Celebration was held at Hill Crest Baptist Church last night. Tracy Stewart who is a cancer survivor of 14 years and special guest speaker says his message was about his first experience with Relay for Life 13 years ago. He says he wants to relate to people so they will participate. Committee Member Michelle Bain says the Relay For Life movement is the world's largest support group for survivors and their caregivers. She adds that a cancer survivor is defined by the American Cancer Society as anyone who is living with cancer, from the date of diagnosis. It’s her fourth year as a participant and she says the movement grows bigger every year. Event sponsors say whether you're a survivor or caregiver, getting involved in your local Relay For Life event can introduce you to others who are facing the same challenges, and provide opportunities for learning, sharing, and friendship. The next big relay event will take place on Friday, May 8 at the Oxford High School Stadium. There will be a survivors tent, an opening ceremony and a luminaria ceremony. For information on how to put together and enter your own Relay For Life team, go to CANCER.ORG/CALHOUNAL or call 256.463.7000.