Relay for Life in Louisa County

By: Hailey Frances Email
By: Hailey Frances Email

June 8, 2007

This weekend is Louisa County's Relay for Life, a weekend-long event that has volunteers walking to raise money for cancer.

On Saturday night, white paper bags will be transformed into glowing luminaries.

On each bag, there's a name and a memory of a loved one lost to cancer. It's all part of Relay for Life's effort to raise awareness.

"It's important that we really make big changes and come in and fix this. We really, really believe that working together, we're gonna discover a cure," said Linda Zemke, one of the walk's organizers.

Angela Moubray is a volunteer motivated to find a cure. Her grandfather was taken by lung cancer when she was just 8 years old.

"I treasure his memory so much, and I remember growing up without him and all the things that have happened in my life and I want him to be here," she said.

Last year, Angela struggled as she remembered her grandfather. "I sat down and I just started thinking of him and I completely lost it. It was just all the emotions coming back and I could finally say you know, he's proud of me and what I'm doing for his honor," she said.

This weekend, the track will be filled with loved ones who have lost a loved one, doing their part to find a cure.

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