Long Locks Chopped As Relay For Life Begins

Severe thunderstorm warnings did nothing to prevent more than 150 cancer survivors, as well as hundreds of family, friends, and supporters, from kicking off this year's Miami County Relay for Life in high spirits. "One of the big things we're seeing is that we have designated survivor parking beside the survivor tent this year and suddenly it is a lot more accessible for people to come", says Aimee Cassie, Relay for Life Coordinator.

Wellington said knows people sometimes grow tired of annual fundraising events, or believe they've given enough.

I relay for my spouse who developed thyroid cancer in 2006.

"I was a very healthy individual and did not understand how this could be", she said, "but I never asked myself 'Why me?'". "So this is personal, it's a personal battle".

Cooper says while her scans are now clear, her journey could be long from over, but shes choosing to stay optimistic.

Mr Farrington said there are many things that keep him coming back year after year.

"This journey began on September 22, 2015 when I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia". "The American Cancer Society focuses on research and without that research, we do not get new cures or treatments".

"This experience has shaped me and changed me all ways possible".

"It saves people like me, and it could save you". I Relay because I recently spoke to over 500 4th, 5th and 8th graders and 98% of them knew someone with Cancer! "It doesn't matter if they were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, we honour and celebrate their strength and courage with every step they take", says Farrow. How do you find motivation?

"It hit hard when Tom died because he was so young", said Jean.

When the survivors and their caregivers made a second lap together, the teams roared even louder as the walkers laughed and even danced in the street. Other laps continued throughout the night and included the amusing hat lap, the meet your neighbour lap, the people mache lap and the carnival parade lap. Mark Despault of The Frere Brothers opened the evening's entertainment.

The County School of Dance performed a number of charming dances, ballet and singing routines including delightful renditions of "You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two" from Oliver, and Mary Poppins' "A Spoonful of Sugar". Local businesses who have gone out of their way to ensure our event is a huge success year after year. Funds are needed on an on-going basis to finance research especially, but also drug trials. Participants can raise money as a part of a team or individually. After dark, an always moving Luminaria Ceremony to acknowledge everyone touched by a cancer will be held.

The 12-hour event will feature fun, food and friendship and is geared to people of all ages.

"I had my annual physical scheduled for April, and when my husband insisted, I moved it up and went in", Hart said. But money raised also goes to fund our programming, including volunteer drivers.

"Newtown has such a wonderful and supportive close-knit community of survivors and caregivers", he said.

So far over $85,000 has been raised in Ripley County for the American Cancer Society. I hope you will join us at Relay For Life on June 22 and show your support for this most worthy cause.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

Trump Calls Justin Trudeau 'Very Weak And Dishonest'
Trudeau didn't answer the questions, responding to journalists at the photo op: "Good to see you guys". The comments come in the midst of Trump's ongoing trade war with allied nations.

Macron likens talking with Trump to making sausage
And he says his steel and aluminum tariffs are based on legitimate national security concerns, rebuffing the concerns of allies. Trump will then head to Singapore ahead of his highly-anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday.

Listen to Kanye West & KiD CuDi's 'KIDS SEE GHOSTS' album…
As Pitchfork reports, the record's closing song, "Cudi Montage", prominently samples Cobain's track " Burn The Rain ". " Kid Cudi , don't ever mention 'Ye name", West said during a performance.

Watch the EA E3 2018 press conference live right here on Saturday
You can customize them with the gear you earn and craft, then use them to fly, leap, and climb through a contiguous open world. Hinting that players will be put in the shoes of a Sith, the game will be set while the Jedi are being hunted.

Command & Conquer Returns As Free-To-Play Mobile Title, Rivals
EA revealed the game during its EA Play event today in Los Angeles ahead of next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 ). Command and Conquer Rivals will release on iOS and Android , with the pre-alpha version being available on Android today.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation not trying to isolate Russian Federation , alliance chief says
State Department official now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington . About a specific number troops or the deadline for development of strategy it is not.

Redmi Y2 with dual rear cameras launched in India
At the back is a dual-rear camera setup, which consist of a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, and runs on an Android Oreo 8.0 OS with MIUI 9 .5 loaded on top.

Lyon Conclusively Rule Out Liverpool Move For Nabil Fekir
Liverpool's medical team had flown out to Paris to conduct a medical at France's national team base in Clairefontaine. The statement was posted on Lyon's official club website , but was removed from the page shortly afterwards.

E3 2018: Avalanche Studios Announces Generation Zero for PS4
While you can go it alone if you want, Generation Zero sounds best when you're fighting back with up to three mates at your side. You'll be able to support downed friends by reviving them and of course, share in the loot once an enemy has been toppled.

Trump delivers warning on trade as he leaves G-7 summit
On 1 June, the United States imposed a 25% tariff for steel and 10% for aluminium on imports from the EU, Canada, and Mexico. Trudeau also said that Canada will go ahead with retaliatory tariffs from July 1, according to CNN .

Max Verstappen loses cool during press conference ahead of Canadian GP
Ricciardo is third in the standings, 38 points behind Hamilton, and Bottas is another four points back, in fourth. Hamilton is looking to equal Schumacher's record of seven career Canadian GP wins.

Original Bond girl Eunice Gayson dies at 90
She proposed they raise the stakes, and Bond said, "I admire you're courage, Miss er...?" to which she replied, "Trench". A striking presence, Gayson's voice was nevertheless dubbed over by another actress in both films.

McGregor was due to fight at UFC 224
He'd do his best to battle back. dos Anjos opened with a superman punch that caught Covington off guard and the two exchanged. I don't want to sit back and say, 'Oh, I want to sit and wait to see what happens with this fight.' I'm the champion.

Kentucky Faux Chicken? KFC is going vegetarian with plant-based fried 'chicken'
As far as its secret blend of herbs and spices, KFC says all 11 of those ingredients will be on the new vegetarian option, too. KFC is reportedly working on vegetarian options to add to its menu offering customers healthier alternatives to fried chicken.

Unravel Two announced and released at EA Play 2018, adds co-op play
The original Unravel was a small indie game, published by EA, where a little yarn-based creature went on a grand adventure. The first game, while absolutely amazing, was incredibly emotional as you played through the memories of a family.


More News

News
More News