Go Magazine

May 2018

Go Magazine

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The 2018 Relay for Life event in Wayne County, the local signature event of the American Cancer Society, will be held on Friday, May 18, at the Wayne County fairgrounds. While there will be plenty of food and fun on hand, community development manager Brenda Robinson said it is also about research and finding cures. Relay for Life has been an annual event for more than 30 years, starting out with its first 24-hour Run/Walk/Swim event held at the YMCA. Dr. Lee Adams was one of the original organizers, who started the local effort and still remains active as a volunteer and fundraiser. In 1992, it changed to Relay for Life, eventually moving to Eastern Wayne High School and then the Wayne Community College campus. Relay for Life Wayne County became quite a contender, win- ning state and national recognition and awards as a fundraiser for the cause. Relay and the ACS have heavily supported research efforts as well as education, early detection and a website and 24/7 call center. At WCC it was an overnight two-day effort. Teams set up campsites and had walks and activities going on throughout the night. It moved to the fairgrounds in 2012 and later abbreviated to one evening. Among the more popular high- lights of the occasion are the Sur- vivors Walk, the Caregivers Walk and the Kids Walk, as well as the luminary ceremony. The 2018 Relay for Life in Wayne County invites people to come out and remember those they lost to cancer, honor the survivors and raise money to help find a cure. the Fight Joining Joining the Fight By Phyllis Moore Continued to page 17

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