Greene County Relay for Life 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
By Jessica Squires
Participants and donors of the Greene County Relay for Life raised over $30,000 in support of the American Cancer Society and the search for a cure.
Members of the Team Kids Kicking Cancer led by Brayden Webster. From left to right are Carson Brown, 12, Carrie Webster, Teresa McBride, Jennifer Brown, Collin Webster, 8, Aiden Bing, 7, Brayden Webster, 12, Justin Brown, 8, and Ben McKee, 11, whose shirt reads "I kicked it." McKee was diagnosed with eye cancer as a child and is a survivor.
Kids Kicking Cancer captain Brayden Webster, 12 (center), his grandmother Teresa McBride who inspired the team (left) and his mother Carrie Webster (right). Brayden was six when his grandmother was diagnosed with cancer.
Guest speaker and survivor Tanya McKee tells her story at the Relay for Life opening ceremony. She said after four months of sickness, she was told she had six months to live starting at the beginning of her illness but has been in remission for 10 months. She told survivors and other affected by cancer to listen to their body, take it one day at a time and to be brave and strong.
Maryann Snow and her granddaughter Ashley Davis lead the first lap of the evening. Snow is a six time cancer survivor.
Peyton Smith, 4, (left) and Bryer Smith, 3, (right) of Sandborn, parent Samantha and Joshua Smith. The two dance during a lap at the Greene County Relay for Life.