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April 12, 2024

Relay for Life held Friday, May 19

Event marks second year in downtown area

To fight an estimated 1,688,780 new U.S. cancer diagnoses this year, the Alexander County Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society event, was held Friday, May 19, in Taylorsville along Main Avenue Drive. This year’s theme was “Saving Lives One Cure At A Time.” Organizers asked participants to wear super hero shirts or costumes.

This year, there were 34 registered teams.

During the Survivors’ Lap, cancer survivors Angie Elder, Sarah Bowman, and Constance Jordan led the group of others who have fought or are fighting cancer.

Food available included: Sulphur Springs – lemonade; Three Forks Baptist Church – pizza; WAMS – ice cream; Money Hunnies, Chick-fil-A; Pat Fox – homemade chips and fries; Team Beef – ribeye sandwiches; Cure seekers – hamburgers, hot dogs, cake slices; Powell Septic – snow cones, watermelon, BBQ, popcorn; Farm Bureau – nachos; Linney’s Grove – water, drinks, baked goods; Randy Pearson – cotton candy; and Friendship Lutheran – funnel cakes. A bouncy house, slide, and games provided activities for the kids.

Music was performed live on a stage in front of Adams Funeral Home and included: the National Anthem, sung by 8-year-old Amelia Bumgarner; Voices 3; Chris Mecimore and Friends; Kat Reese; and the Stuart Barnes Family.

For more information, contact Relay Chair Laura Jamison at 704-682-3850.

Scene from the 2016 Relay for Life Survivors’ Lap.


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