The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event is often defined as a celebration of life, symbolizing the courage and spirit of the more than 600,000 cancer survivors who, each year, proudly walk the event’s survivor lap at more than 5,200 Relay For Life events worldwide.
“More people are surviving cancer than ever before and I am one of them,” stated Terry Best, a cancer survivor. “In fact, there are nearly 14 million cancer survivors living today. Thanks to the advances we’ve made in the fight against cancer, I am living proof that this disease is survivable, but there is still more work to be done to ensure everyone diagnosed with cancer celebrates more birthdays. That is why we hold the Relay For Life of Warrick County each year. We are inviting all cancer survivors, no matter if it’s been one day or one decade since their diagnosis, to come out and be celebrated.”
Local cancer survivors will be honored during multiple activities at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Warrick County. Survivor celebration activities offer both survivors and caregivers an opportunity to experience healing, receive support, and celebrate their collective victory over cancer.