Relay for Life Celebrates Survivors, Caregivers

From WGIL radio:

Knox County residents likely didn’t mind Friday’s heat and humidity, or Saturday morning’s heavy thunderstorm, because it gave them a chance to try and help combat something much greater than that: cancer.

The annual Knox County Relay for Life was held at the Knox College track. And while plenty of honor and recognition was given to those whose lives were lost to cancer, the feeling was that of a party, with plenty there to celebrate survivorship while raising funds for the American Cancer Society.

Co-organizer Anne Giffey says more people need ACS help than ever before.

“When you hear that 178 people in Illinois each day receive the devastating news that you have cancer, remember: hope is greater,” Giffey said.

During opening stories, the crowd of walkers was moved by what was described as a different story of survivorship.