Chrissy Wilson – just one reason to Relay

For reasons many of you know, Chrissy Wilson is an advocate for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.  Please take a second to read the information Chrissy provided below.

What is Relay for Life? 

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.

Remember – The Luminaria Ceremony
After dark, we honor people who have been touched by cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease during the Luminaria Ceremony. Candles are lit inside bags filled with sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer, and participants often walk a lap in silence. As people take time to remember, those who have walked alongside others battling cancer can grieve and find healing. This is a time that truly highlights the importance of defeating this disease.

Why I Relay-

I got started in Relay because of being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006.  Since then I have many of reasons why I relay.  I have created more and more friends who have fought and still fighting this disease.  I have also lost friends to this.  I fight back so my children won’t have to hear those words “You Have Cancer”. 

Henry County Relay for Life

Please join us in this celebration and remember the ones we have lost. 

When: May 21-22

Time: 6:00p.m.-6:00a.m

Where: Henry Co. Fairgrounds

At 5:00p.m. We will have a Survivors reception at the fairgrounds and we encourage ALL survivors to join us.  A Survivor is anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer.  You’re a Survivor the minute you are diagnosed. 

About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Executive Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. At GVMH we care for our families, friends and neighbors. We're committed to providing the safest, friendliest and most compassionate care to all we serve.
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