Wewahitchka Relay for Life doesn’t let bad weather stop fight against cancer

Relay for Life

Many turned out to show support at Wewahitchka’s Relay for Life event.

Wes Locher
Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 09:13 AM.

Poor weather didn’t stop those at Wewahitchka’s second annual Relay for Life event from celebrating survivors and raising close to $15,000 to fight cancer.

The “Carnival of Hope” was moved indoors to the gymnasium at the First Baptist Church but the rain didn’t keep locals from coming out to support a good cause.

“Thank you to all the teams and the committee for all of their hard work!” said Christy Husband, event chair for the Wewahitchka Relay. “Thank you to the survivors, caregivers and spectators for their support by showing up to Relay with us!  Together we will continue to Celebrate, remember, and fight for a cure!” 

Each Relay for Life event is made up of fundraising teams who sell goods and provide entertainment while a member from each must walk around a track for 18 hours. Teams swap out members as needed to keep someone moving at all times.

Funds raised are donated to the American Cancer Society.

Husband was the announcer for the event and welcomed everyone to the relay.

Ashley Lister Forehand, the team development chair gave a passionate thank you to those in attendance and after the colors were posted, Morgan Mayhann sang the National Anthem.

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