Hundreds gather at Blount Co. Relay for Life

Hundreds gather at Blount Co. Relay for Life

6 News Reporter

MARYVILLE (WATE) - Hundreds went to Maryville College Friday night with one goal in mind: raising money to fight cancer.

"Cancer does not discriminate. It can hit anyone anytime anywhere any place," said Linda Lamb.

Bags lined the sidewalks with names of those who have lost their battles with cancer.

"I feel lucky that mine was caught early and I didn't have any complications from it so ever since my diagnosis and recovery I've walked at the relay for life to celebrate the people that have not been so lucky," said cancer survivor Patty Bus.

Bus has been to relay for life for four years, and she says what she has seen in that short time gives her immense hope.

"The strides we've made gives me hope that 30 years from now I'll be saying I'm a 35 year survivor," she said.

It is not just those who have gone through cancer that join in.

"I came one time and it's addictive to me. I work all year practically on ideas and it's just my passion," said Lamb.

They say it is a fun experience, but more importantly it is a way to remember those lost, and honor those still fighting and overcoming.

"Listen to your heart. The American Cancer Society is here for everyone," said Lamb.

More than 400 participants went to the Blount County Relay.

Before the event the teams had already raised more than $100,000 not including fundraisers at the event.

All of those proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
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