Elizabethton community rallies against cancer at Relay for Life event

Elizabethton, TN (WJHL) – Friday was the perfect day to get the walking shoes out and folks here in the Tri-Cities did just that to join one of the largest fundraising efforts to help end cancer.

Cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and community members were in Elizabethton Friday night for the Relay for Life Event.

It took place right on the football field at T.A. Dugger Junior High School.

These events are something the American Cancer Society says has a huge impact on the fight against cancer.

People at the event say it’s a great way to bring the community together.

Cancer survivor Kathy Thomason said, “It was about a two-year battle by the time everything was said and done.”

“It was an awesome experience to go through, and I don’t wanna do it again, and that’s why I’m here tonight. I don’t want anybody else to hear those words, you have cancer.”

There’s another relay for life event taking place in Johnson City Saturday.

The American Cancer Society’s “Block Party of Hope” will take place at Winged Deer Park at 2 p.m.

This special event will have entertainment, food, activities and free cancer screenings.

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