Celebrate. Remember. Fight back.
That was the theme of this year’s Culpeper Relay for Life held June 2 inside Eastern View High School. Despite heavy storms moving through the region, more than 360 participants walked throughout the high school halls.
Linda Dunn, co-chair of this year’s relay, said that this year they have raised close to $130,000.
“One of the best things about Relay is coming together with everyone to fight back against cancer,” Dunn said.
The goal is to get over $200,000.
This year’s relay was moved inside a day prior, due to the forecast of heavy rain and thunderstorms. Not being outside on the EVHS track didn’t deter the spirits of the participants, as they marched through the hallways of Eastern View proudly displaying their banners.
“I think everyone readjusted and they are just excited to show their spirit,” Dunn said.
Groups set up 10×10 tents in the EVHS cafeteria to display their messages such as “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, fight ‘til we’re cancer free.”