Call for cancer survivors at Relay for Life

Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 08:58 AM.

This year Wewahitchka, Port St. Joe, and Franklin County will come together for one amazing night to celebrate, remember, and fight back at the Relay for Life of the Forgotten Coast.

The event will take place at 6 p.m. ET on on April 11 at the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Shark Stadium. This Relay will be 12 hours versus the previous 24-hour event. The message of the event is that no one fights cancer alone. All cancer survivors, meaning anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer, will join together on the track and walk or wheelchair the first lap, unified in victory and hope. This emotional lap honors the courage of all who have defeated cancer.

The atmosphere of Relay for Life is one of camaraderie and celebration, and this event provides an opportunity for cancer survivors to pass the torch of hope on to those still battling cancer or those that might be touched by cancer in the future. Because no one fights cancer alone, friends, family members, and caregivers are encouraged to attend the Survivors Lap and join their loved ones as they walk around the track.

If you are a survivor who would like to register for the survivor ceremony/dinner please contact Kim Kurnitsky at 227-4093.

For more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit

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