As many organizations set their sights on new goals for 2019, members of Upshur County Relay for Life kicked off with a party to bring others together for the purpose of raising support and awareness to those who battle cancer.
Upshur County Relay For Life volunteers, runners and supporters gathered at the Christian Fellowship Church to speak on ways of how to prepare for the upcoming 22nd straight relay season. In the last 20 years Upshur County Relay For Life raised more than 2 million dollars for the American Cancer Society.
“This is actually only about a third of people that we have on our teams, and our team leader from the relay about a while ago told us we already have 12 teams signed up,” said Daisy Hunt, co-chair of Upshur County Relay for Life.
This year, Upshur County has set a goal of more than $60,000 to help raise awareness and support for cancer survivors. To start or join a team relay for life team, you can visit the Upshur County Relay For Life website.