Lynchburg Relay For Life Raises Thousands For A Cure

Lynchburg, VA - For 12 hours, from Friday night through Saturday morning, Relay for Life in Lynchburg fought to find a cure for cancer. Hundreds walked the Heritage High School Track as a part of the event. More than 1,000 participants came out, including 150 cancer survivors. By Friday, the Lynchburg chapter of the organization raised $158,000, their goal by the end of August, is to hit $250,000. Every penny the group raises goes directly to finding a cure to cancer. Every person that participated Friday was there to celebrate the life of someone taken by the disease, someone still fighting, or a cancer survivor. "Cancer doesn't sleep, cancer doesn't discriminate, why should we? We are here all night long, we are walking hand in hand with them and we are going to put in a good fight for them" said Beth Wells, the Chair of Lynchburg's Relay for Life. If you'd like to donate to Lynchburg Relay for Life you can do so here.