Residents ‘relay’ in the fight against cancer
By Linda Green

The 1500-plus people who gathered at the Thomson High School track Friday night participated in Relay for Life events to raise awareness about cancer.
“This is a fantastic outpouring of support,” said Relay Co-chairman Bob Knox, of the 43 teams and more than 250 survivors walking laps around the track to raise money for cancer research, education and a cure.
The teams gathered to “Run the Race” to fight cancer.
“We are inspired by those who have battled this disease and are battling to continue to persevere in working to end cancer, ”said Co-chairman Pam Edmundson as she delivered the opening prayer.
She asked God to fill the people with His spirit so that they may run the race with perseverance, joy and hope.
“We are raising a good bit of money to help in the fight against cancer, for education, patient services, research and advocacy,” Knox said of McDuffie County’s 16th annual Relay for Life.
The teams and sponsors sought to raise $144,000 for the 2014 Relay. Since 1998, McDuffie’s Relays have raised more than $2.4 million for cancer relief and research.
“McDuffie County is a very special place and anything that is worthwhile is done in a full-on and all purposeful way, and this is a great example of that. To have so many people, money raised and to have so much energy is a great thing for the community,” Knox said.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, May 15, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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