Monday, June 25, 2012
The eighth annual walk raises funds for cancer research to help find a cure.
Quaker Valley residents gathered Saturday for the eighth annual Relay For Life to honor those who have passed away from cancer and to celebrate those who have beat the disease. The 22-hour "Carnival for the Cure" event began with an opening ceremony and afterward, teams and individuals began walking the high school track all day. Walkers are scheduled to continue until this morning. Various food, games, entertainment and prizes were available throughout the day. Survivors soon gathered dressed in purple T-shirts and walked to celebrate their lives with support from the crowd and lots of cheering. Local survivor Keith Rothfus of Edgeworth, a candidate for Congress, stopped by the stadium to greet the survivors, who were treated to a …
Sunday, April 10, 2011
At the Relay for Life this weekend at RMU, Patch talks with one woman about her struggle with cancer and losing her mother to the disease.
Carol Jackson was supposed to meet me at the registration table for cancer survivors. I had never met her, so as she asked, I sat in the corner of a small room at this weekend's Relay for Life in Moon, waiting for a woman wearing a "cancer survivor" hat. In addition to a hat, the woman I was about to meet has two kids and five grandchildren. She has a husband named Bill and an antique business. She also has had a lumpectomy, daily radiation treatment, and apparently, the tendency to always be moving forward. “Are you the reporter?” a young volunteer asked. “Carol’s already down on the field, she asked me to come find you.” Leaving the room, I had a vantage point of the entire Joe Walton Stadium at Robert Morris University. Nearly 400 …
Saturday, April 9, 2011
The annual American Cancer Society event takes place Saturday and Sunday in Moon.
Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society's largest annual fundraiser, kicked off Saturday afternoon at Robert Morris University. Teams are walking the track at Joe Walton Stadium for a 24-hour period to raise money for cancer treatment research. Moon has hosted the Relay for 18 years, and the event this year is expected to draw nearly 400 people, according to organizer Nancy Verderber. Are you at Relay for Life today? Have any great photos you'd like to share? Send them to Local Editor Jenna Staul at Jenna.Staul@patch.com. And check back with Patch for continued coverage of the event throughout the weekend.