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Everyone’s reason to Relay is as unique as their own personal story.  Regina Stephens is among the survivors who shared their incredible stories of beating cancer during Friday’s Relay For Life in Mannington.

“It was totally out of the blue, did not expect it at all, I was devastated.  I thought no one could possibly survive cancer my parents didn't,  I had plenty of friends and family who didn't either.”

Regina also said sharing her story has helped her along her journey of celebrating seven years of being cancer free, “Getting involved and helping out people has certainly helped me.”

Regina’s involvement has inspired the whole community to rethink the word cancer.

“I think it’s a great thing, it encourages people when you see other survivors.  I think when you hear the word cancer, you lose hope and I would love for this to give everyone hope,” said Ronda Russell who is currently battling cancer.

Relay For Life advocate Cathy Reed said, “It’s important to be here to support the cure because one of these days we’ll hear no more cancer.”

The entire Relay For Life event will continue nonstop until 6 a.m. Saturday morning.

For information on how to get involved with the American Cancer Society click here.