By Roxanne McKnight
The battle against cancer is fought on many fronts, and most are difficult. Raising money to help others with the financial cost of cancer, however, can be pleasant, even fun, when it comes to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
Limestone County will hold this year’s Relay on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Fort Parker State Park, with opening ceremonies starting at 6 p.m.
Mary Brantner, mission and advocacy chair of Limestone County Relay for Life, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Mexia about the event, along with her daughter Sheila Shields, this year’s co-chair of the Limestone County event with her sister Kim Freeman. Brantner said her family is heavily involved in Relay in memory of her husband and her mother, both of whom died from cancer.
“The area we have picked at Fort Parker is beautiful,” Shields said, noting that the site this year has been moved to a camping area of the park.