Relay full of life

Survivors walked the first lap of Relay for Life on Friday night in Blackfoot. Survivors walked the first lap of Relay for Life on Friday night in Blackfoot.Gene Womack helps straighten on the cording on the American flag for the honor guard presentation at Relay for Life.Ashlyn Allen, Miss Eastern Idaho's Teen, sang the National Anthem at the Relay for Life on Friday night. Kim Buck walked the survivor's lap at Relay for Life on Friday night. Cancer survivors take the first lap at Relay for Life on Friday night in Blackfoot. Jeanette Spears, a cancer survivor, said, 'You are always training for something; you just don't know for what you are training.' Blackfoot Mayor Marc Carroll is also a cancer survivor. Fun at Relay for Life on Friday night in Blackfoot.
By: 
LESLIE MIELKE
Staff Writer

The Relay for Life lasted from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight on Friday at the Blackfoot High School track. The first lap was walked by cancer survivors. Trista Worth, who is this year's publicity chair, said, "I got involved with Relay for my patients. I worked for oncologist Dr. Christian Shull at Bingham Memorial Hospital. I saw what my patients were dealing with and going through. I wanted them to know they were not just a name. I wanted to get involved to show survivors and their families that we care. Relay is it's own family; these people never stop fighting; never stop caring. The money is great; it goes toward research but this is a lot more than just the money for people who volunteer. I do this because I love it. It means something to do this. We need more people to volunteer."

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