Letter to the Editor: Survivors are the reason we relay

Dear Editor:
A survivor is anyone who has ever heard the words “you have cancer.” We cordially invite all cancer survivors and caregivers in the community to attend the Relay For Life in Craig this weekend, July 15-16. Check-in is at 4 p.m. at the Moffat County High School, at which time all survivors receive a special T-shirt and gift for coming to the event.
Our goal is to create a world where more people survive cancer so they can celebrate another birthday.  This year more than 11 million people will be able to do that thanks to the support of millions of dedicated relay participants.
Survivors and their caregivers are the guests of honor at the Relay for Life. We open the relay with the survivors’ lap, where survivors and caregivers lead the way around the track while being honored and applauded by all participants. Being part of the survivors’ lap allows survivors to celebrate what they’ve overcome while inspiring and motivating their community to fight. Survivors are proof that cancer can be defeated. After the survivors’ lap, survivors and caregivers are invited to join a special dinner reception in their honor.
Relay For Life is also a great way for people to meet with other survivors in their own community.  If you would like to attend this event, please respond by Thursday, July 14.
For more information please contact Kerry Kelly at (970)824-4145 home or (970)629-0190.
Kerry J. Kelly
Hamilton, Colo.