By Roxanne Thompson
This Saturday, Nov. 5, is the annual Relay for Life, when those who have been involved in cancer show that they can laugh in the face of the dreaded disease. Although Relay is a fundraiser to support the American Cancer Society’s search for a cancer cure, it is decidedly positive and joyful, even when remembering and honoring those who have succumbed to cancer.
This year’s Limestone County Relay will be held at Blackcat Stadium, where there is plenty of room to spread out. The opening ceremony is at 6 p.m., and admission is free. A dinner for any cancer survivors will be held at the Mexia Junior High Cafeteria 4-5 p.m.
Co-leads Lisa Stewart and Bobbie Kohler are encouraging everyone in the county, whether Mexia, Groesbeck, Coolidge, Thornton or Kosse – to come, even for just a short while, to honor those they may have known who have fought the fight against cancer.