BROOKVILLE — Relay for Life took place Saturday at Brookville’s Town Square. This was a new location for the event that honors cancer survivors and raises money to help in the fight against cancer.

While the Relay For Life is an event geared around the struggles and demands that cancer brings into so many lives, the activities for the day were designed to be as lighthearted as possible. This year’s theme, Knocking Cancer off the Board, gave the teams the idea of doing board games, such as Candyland, Yahtzee, Jenga, Connect Four, Sorry, Tic Tac Toe, Battleship and Scattegories brought out young and old alike.

The event began at 10 a.m. and finished at 10 p.m. This year the goal of $79,000 was raised.

One of the happiest points of the day is during the survivors celebration. Those that have beaten cancer are celebrated, with a dinner.

The survivors recognized at this year’s ceremony were;

  • Martha Bassett
  • Kevin Bickle
  • Carole Brown
  • Nicole Cable
  • Teresa Caldwell
  • Terri Carion
  • Nikki Cavey
  • Dorley Caylor
  • Mona Conners
  • Nancy Cook
  • Patricia Girt
  • Dennis Henry
  • Fred Holben
  • Jodie Holben
  • Pauline Kelso
  • Dennis Kinol
  • Kathy Kost
  • Wanda Lindermuth
  • Millie Lingenfelter
  • Greg Lucas
  • Dawn Lumadue
  • Heather Mallory
  • Chris Morris
  • Heather Myers
  • Patricia Popson-McKee
  • Claude Raybuck
  • Danielle Reitz
  • Joyce Reitz
  • Wendy Rimer
  • Susan Rizer
  • Linda Robbins
  • Bonnie Rohe
  • Tammy Shaffer
  • Wendy Shields
  • Lisa Simpson
  • Debbie Swineford
  • Sandy Tallman
  • Patricia Thrush
  • Bonita Tome
  • Dianna Weaver
  • April Diana Wilshire
  • Karen Wolfe
  • Prudy Young

A Luminaria Ceremony honored both those who had lost their battle with cancer as well as those who are still in the midst of their fight.

The Relay for Life is an annual community event held to increase awareness of cancer and to raise money to help fight the disease. Relays are held each year by volunteers in 27 countries around the world.

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