Relay for Life honors victims, survivors

“Cancer never sleeps, so why should we?”

The motto of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life rang true at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds this weekend.

Hundreds gathered from 6 p.m. Friday evening to noon on Saturday to stand up against cancer by raising money, honoring those who have lost their battle and recognizing those who have conquered.

A night to include games, face painting, music, a luminaria ceremony and of course, walking, all began with an opening ceremony followed by a survivor lap around the track.

Ashley Yahl, of St. Marys, and cancer survivor of six years shared her journey through Relay For Life during the opening ceremony.

“I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for generous, amazing people like you who join us in our Relay, make donations and support the American Cancer Society making Relays such a huge success,” Yahl said. “Everyone of you sitting here put so much energy, effort and time into this fundraiser that has helped so many people with their battle with cancer.”

For the full story, see the Monday, June 30 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.