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Relay for Life is this weekend
Well it’s  getting close to the end of April which  means two things. One, May is almost here and two, it’s Relay time!

Yep, Relay for Life is this weekend and as usual, it’s going to be a huge event.

I attended the Relay Survivor Dinner on Monday night and as always, it was such an inspiring event. It’s an honor to be able to be around so many survivors.

We’ve published the different Relay fund raisers teams are doing on our community page for several weeks now. And, we’ve done stories on a handful of the events going on. Relay teams in this area are a creative bunch of people! No wonder Nash County’s Relay for Life is such a success.

Relay for Life first started in Nash County around 16 years ago. They had a goal of raising around $90,000. Last year, their goal was to raise $275,000. If my memory serves me correctly, they ended up beating that goal and getting pretty close to $300,000.

That shows the dedication and determination Nash County has to not only support those who have fought the battle with cancer but it also shows that here in Nash County, we’re fighting to beat this disease and we’re fighting hard.

I can’t imagine there’s a single person in this county who doesn’t know someone that has had cancer. You may know someone that has it now.

Every now and then, I get these little surveys in my email with questions. Sometimes, there’s a question that says, “What are you the most afraid of.” My answer is usually cancer. I’m afraid of cancer.

Cancer is something you have no control over. It doesn’t care about your status in life, doesn’t care if you go to church, doesn’t care how much money you make. Cancer can affect anyone at anytime. That’s what is so scary about it.

But it comforts me to know that if I ever hear the words “you have cancer,” there is a huge support group here in Nash County and there are people fighting every day to find a cure.

Relay for Life is just one way we’re fighting back.

So if you have never been to Relay, go. I promise you’ll be inspired.

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