Woody’s West End Tavern Team is led by cancer survivor Elaine Martin. “The American Cancer Society turns 100 years old in 2013, and their new motto is, FINISH THE FIGHT,” said Martin. “This fits the way I view cancer to a T. Sixty years ago, 1 out of 3 people diagnosed with cancer survived. Today, thanks in part to the work of the American Cancer Society, 2 out of 3 will survive. Let’s make it 3 out of 3. Join us to help finish the fight.”
The Woody’s West End Tavern team will be selling delicious hot dogs and sauerkraut.
During the Luminaria Ceremony, votive candles are lit inside of personalized bags to shine a light on the fight against cancer. This special ceremony takes place at 9 p.m. and is in remembrance of those lost to cancer. Bags will be available for purchase for a $5 donation. The power of this ceremony lies in providing an opportunity for people to share their grief and find hope.
“Everyone relays for their own personal reason. My Papa (my father’s father), passed away from cancer a couple of years ago, so the Relay is something very special to me,” said Jessica Drew.
Drew is team Captain of Drew’s Crew and is the Relay sponsorship chairperson. “Whenever I Relay, or do anything having to do with the event, it makes me feel like it’s time being spent with my Papa. Going through this has made me realize that time is a precious thing, and it needs to be spent wisely.”
The journey to end cancer starts with just a single step. If you would like to help, volunteers are still needed with set-up, take-down and cleanup. The Relay committee will also sign off for any students in need of volunteer hours. Anyone who is interested in helping can show up at the Circle on Saturday at 9 a.m. Or you can call 305-779-2845 or 305-863-786 for more information.