Young and old alike came out to show their determination to help find a cure, including survivors whose presence at the event is an encouragement to others battling cancer.
One 6-year-old at the event was participating in her third Relay for the American Cancer Society, and the prize for the person who had survived cancer the longest went to James Gregg, who was diagnosed with cancer 53 years ago. His prize was awarded by Faye Bivens, who has had two diagnoses of cancer, one 48 years ago and one 23 years ago.
Pell City’s event is one of the earliest Relays in our area. We commend them for their efforts and wish groups in other areas success with their fundraising as well.