Ada County "Relay for Life"
1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer...
We've all been impacted by cancer. We all know someone who has it, or someone who has lost the battle. My mother-in-law Barbara Waddel died of pancreatic cancer two years ago, and just yesterday I went to a funeral for my best friend's mom - Karla Young - who fought a courageous battle and passed away July 1. It's heartbreaking to watch someone you love fight something you can't do anything about, isn't it?
The American Cancer Society's "Relay For Life" is an incredible event that celebrates the lives of people who have battled, or are battling cancer. It's also a way to fight back against a disease that seems to take too much from all of us.
Tonight at 6pm - the Ada County Relay for Life kicks off at Borah High School's track! It will be an all night event! In fact, teams will camp out overnight. Team members will round the track, party, and raise money for cancer research. This year's theme is "Decades of Hope.
Ada County Relay for Life
*Tonight - July 10th
*Borah High School Track
*6pm (Friday) until 10am (Saturday)
This is a special place for survivors too. All survivors out there are invited to come to the relay tonight. You will be celebrated during the opening lap of the relay - and you can participate in a very special "Survivors Lap"...
The Luminaria Ceremony of Hope is one of the most touching parts of the relay. When it gets dark tonight, you'll see the glow of illuminated bags called luminaria. Each bag has a special meaning. They represent someone who has been affected by cancer and the family and friends who continue to fight back in their honor.
This week's Seven's Hero is a young girl who is leading a team tonight, and has raised a lot of money for cancer research. Her name is Morgan Metcalfe and she's just 10 years old! She is doing it for her Grandpa Pat who has pancreatic cancer. He'll be there too!
You can watch her story of hope and love this Sunday at 10pm right here on Newschannel 7.
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