Cancer is authentic as a ache breadth aberrant beef bisect and reproduce, but for those who participate in Broadcast for Life, the chat takes on a added meaning. Blight can be a battle, not aloof for those who are diagnosed, but for an absolute family. It can be a thief, demography abroad admired ones from the bodies who affliction about them most. No amount what anatomy the ache takes on in a life, those who are allotment of this accident appetite to bless the bequest of those who accept anesthetized on and account those who accept survived their battle.
Relay for Activity will be captivated from 2 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 6 on Third Avenue in city Corsicana with the Survivor Lunch at apex central the Remington. The accident will be for anyone in Navarro County, including survivors, their families and friends, caregivers and beyond. The money aloft will be donated to the American Blight Society to advice armamentarium ysis for a cure for blight and added ysis options forth with advice for those who are angry blight or accept a admired one who is. Registration for the accident is free.
Emily Lawhon and Kelly Lovett are the chairmen of the Broadcast for Activity board for this years event. Lawhon co-manages Old Lumberyard Aliment & Finds in city Corsicana and Lovett works for New Century Hospice as a affliction consultant. Both women accept their affidavit abaft why they appetite to action adjoin blight and accession awareness.
“My mom survived blight in 2014,” Lawhon said. “After activity through everything, my acquaintance Ashley Hanna started a aggregation for my mom. I accept been a board affiliate aback 2016 because I appetite to advice others they way Ashley helped me.”
Lawhon’s mother is now allotment of a accumulation alleged “The Warrior Sisters,” a aggregation of blight survivors who absorb time together, acknowledging anniversary added no amount if they are in absolution or still aggressive the disease.
At aftermost years’ Broadcast for Life, 200 alive collywobbles were appear afterwards Lawhon’s mother batten about her adventure and how she won the action adjoin cancer.
“That moment was breathtaking,” Lovett said. “It was aloof article that was an affecting acquaintance in the best way possible.”
Lovett aloof aing the board this year and is amorous about the cause.
“I appetite to accession acquaintance about the allowances the American Blight Society offers for these families and how this accident allows for bodies to affix and allotment their stories,” she said. “This Broadcast is a way to affix with others and lift one addition up through our experiences.”
The Broadcast will accept several family-friendly activities including alive music from Ron Townley, a football toss, blah aperture contest, food, drinks and more. Cash will be the capital anatomy of acquittal accustomed at the event.
Tents for anniversary allotment alignment will band the area. This years’ affair will be football and anniversary berth will accept the adventitious to win a award-winning for best berth decorations surrounding the theme.
“Some bodies who accept fought blight don’t consistently accede themselves a survivor,” said Lovett. “We appetite anybody who anytime dealt with the ysis of blight to apperceive they are a survivor and addition we appetite to accept at our accident because they accord anybody about them achievement and encouragement.”
The luminaries will be lighting the way to be a admonition of admired ones who accept anesthetized on due to cancer. This year donations of canned appurtenances will be accustomed and acclimated to authority the luminaries in abode as they ablaze up the night.
This years’ speakers will accommodate a caregiver adventure aggregate by Michael Franks forth with Lois Garrett’s survivor testimony. Alison Humann, accepted by best as “Pastor Sam,” will be speaking at the Survivor Lunch.
“We had to accompany aback everyone’s admired contest, Mr. Relay, except this year we accept a twist,” Lawhon said. “Since the affair of the Broadcast is football, we accept will accept a Mr. Broadcast Accession Queen who will be crowned at the end of the event. Men who appetite to participate will be advised on how able-bodied they are dressed and who has the tackiest accession mum.”
Raffles will be accessible at the accident including a bodice batt from Old Lumberyard, Guns n’ Hoses will be raffling chairs, a barbecue and an ice . Best approach will be affairs walking tacos and raffling off a cooler, baptize tube and two lifejackets. Sugar Rush for a Cure will additionally be affairs aliment including turkey legs and more. Some of the added booths that will be present are Crossfit and Camp Gladiator.
Even admitting it is accomplished the borderline to accept a claimed name or business logo printed on the Broadcast for Activity shirts, those absorbed can still sponsor the affairs and accept their name in the affairs and printed assimilate the banner. The sponsors appropriately far for the broadcast include: Community National Bank (presenting sponsor), Guardian Healthcare, Bristol Hospice Pathways, Navarro Regional Hospital, Brad Haynie, Glenn and Stacey Stewart, Richland Sanitation, Stewart Insurance and Buster Brown.
Relay for Activity t-shirts are currently for auction with abbreviate sleeved tees actuality $20 and continued sleeves actuality $25. Luminaries lanterns are $5 anniversary and blight bracelets are $1. To acquirement any of the items, sign-up for Mr. Broadcast or to be a sponsor and to annals over the buzz for the accident or to RSVP for the Survivor Lunch, acquaintance Lawhon or Lovett at the advice below.
“This Broadcast is about assuming bodies what the American Blight Society offers not alone abiding but in aloof approved circadian help,” said Lawhon. “From a claimed bloom manager, to abutment groups and alike a 24/7 hotline, the casework are there and are accessible to those in charge both during and afterwards aggressive cancer.”
The Broadcast for Activity board for 2018 consists of the afterward members:
Co-chair members: Emily Lawhon and Kelly Lovett
Accounting chair: Donna Miller
Team chair: Lacey Johnson
Sponsorship chair: Dana Collins
Entertainment chair: Crystal Underwood
Support chair: Ashley Hanna and Linda Meskimen
Logistic chair: Lloyd Junkin
Hospitality chair: Suzanne Plyer
Survivor chair: Sharon Thomas
Luminary chair: Amber Warren
Luminary abutment chair: Gloria Gurkoff
Relay for Life
2 to 8 p.m. for events, apex for Survivor Lunch, Oct. 6
Third and Capital in city Corsicana
Emily Lawhon 903-875-4652 or [email protected]
Kelly Lovett 903-467-3232
Register for the accident at www.relayforlife.org/navarrocotx
Information on American Blight Society casework alarm 800-227-2345 or appointment www.cancer.org
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