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

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

Husband introduced brain cancer survivor, Ryan Teall, who shared his story with the crowd.

As is tradition with Relay for Life, a group of local cancer survivors and their caregivers were on hand to take the first journey around the track in a “Survivor’s Lap.”

Non-stop music was provided by DJ Byron Barlow to keep the energy levels high throughout the many hours that followed.

As team members walked around the track, events took place in the center including a self-defense demonstration from the Port St. Joe Karate School, a live cake auction, and the traditional Luminaria Ceremony.

The ceremony is scheduled at each relay event for 9 p.m. Candles are lit inside white paper bags, decorated to honor the memories of loved ones who lost the fight to cancer and those who continue to fight.

Around the perimeter of the track teams sold goodies and had games to raise additional money for the American Cancer Society.

 Team included the Hopeful Clowns, Sassy Sisters, Mekena’s Hope, the Wewahitchka High School Cheerleaders, the WHS Student Government Association and Anitra Mayhann Photography.

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