Please support Relay for Life and its mission

Washington County will be holding its 20th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life to support the fight for a cancer-free world. Our event will be held May 16 and 17 at the Belpre Civitan Park.

Relay For Life event is an overnight celebration of hope and survivorship. Teams camp out and take turns walking a track throughout the night in honor of those who have fought cancer and in memory of those who are no longer with us. In honor of those who battle cancer 24 hours a day, team members typically take turns walking the track throughout the day and night. For those not walking, there is constant action to keep everyone busy. From entertainment, food and games to touching ceremonies and stories of inspiration, there is something for everyone at Relay for Life. At each event, we celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer through our Survivor’s Lap and survivor recognition. The strength of survivors inspires others to continue to fight. We also remember loved ones lost to the disease, and honor those who have survived and are currently battling the disease with our Luminaria Ceremony beginning at 9:30 p.m. At Relay, people who have walked alongside those battling cancer can grieve and find healing.

Finally, we fight back against cancer because we want to put an end to the disease. Relay helps individuals make a commitment to save lives by taking up the fight.

Funds raised through Relay For Life support the lifesaving work of the American Cancer Society. Please come join us in our efforts for the fight against cancer!

For more information on the Washington County Relay For Life or the American Cancer Society, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit relayforlife.org/Washington County. Together, we will make a difference!

April Sampson

Relay For Life co-chair

Washington County