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Always Hold Out Hope

By Staff | Jun 22, 2016

Roger Mcmasters, Jack Haught, Jack Dakan, and Bob Gorby lead the Survivors Lap at Relay for Life. Photo by Bruce Crawford

Each one of us has been affected by cancer in some way.

Perhaps you have fought the disease yourself. Maybe a loved one has.

Perhaps your life has been forever changed by watching a loved one lose his or her battle to the disease.

Whatever the case, in a day and age when science and technology is striving to make our lives easier, it seems unfair that there has not yet been a cure found for cancer.

Yet, there is always hope.

Judy Pastilong pauses in remembrance at Relay for Life.

We are blessed to live in a county whose people annually come together for an event such as Relay for Life, and they did just that on June 17.

Take a look at the moments captured on Page 11. There was plenty of laughter, as exemplified by the always-entertaining “Mr. Relay” contest.

There were quiet moments, and tearful moments, as well.

Always prevalent was the hope though.

There is an immeasurable strength in those who gather together for a common cause.

Adam Herrick poses with his father, Joe. Adam won the title of “Mr. Relay” for a second year.

As this year’s Relay For Life theme accurately stated, together we can make a difference.

Family and friends set out luminarias in honor of those who have battled cancer.

Photos by Bruce Crawford Connie and Brittany Sivert walk in remembrance of Davie Sivert.