Survivors Bond

By Joe Duty | Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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Survivors Bond

SURVIVORS BOND – Cancer survivors kicked off the 2017 Relay for Life in Wise County Friday night with a celebratory lap around McCarroll Middle School track. Organizers said $49,000 was raised, but money will be collected through August. Their goal is $64,000. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Making a Lap

MAKING A LAP – Stephanie Kott walks a lap during Relay for Life Friday night. Stephanie is the daughter of cancer survivor Steve Simpson. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Remembering Valente

REMEMBERING VALENTE – Ramiro Martinez carries a photo of Valente Fernandez, who lost his battle with cancer in March. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Supporting Each Other

SUPPORTING EACH OTHER – A group has fun on the track during Friday night’s Relay for Life. Eighteen teams and 100 survivors participated this year. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Solemn Ceremony

SOLEMN CEREMONY – Participants line the track during the lighting of the luminarias during Friday’s event. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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