Pike County Relay for Life set for tonight at Bob Amos Park

By: 
Amy Charles

Join the American Cancer Society (ACS) and Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) on June 9 at Bob Amos Park for Pike County Relay For Life.

 

This fundraiser benefits the ACS by raising awareness for cancer research. The money raised also helps with patient programs and services to help the community.

 

“Relay For life is a wonderful way to remember those lost to cancer and to encourage those who are still in the fight,” said Nell Bedwell, RN, PMC Oncology Outreach Coordinator. “This is the community’s way to take action and support those who are affected by cancer.”

 

Over 300 people are projected to participate this year, with over 75 of those people on PMC’s team.

 

Teams from all over the region will gather together to celebrate the hundreds of survivors in attendance.

 

PMC encourages the community to come and be a part of this special evening.

 

The event begins at 6 p.m. with closing ceremonies beginning at 11:30 p.m. Call Josh Johnson at 606-220-1017 or visit relayforlife.org for more information.