The Ones Who Survived

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It was a solemn moment when the cancer survivors made their way around the track as part of the opening ceremonies at the 2016 Washington County Relay for Life, held at NCHS this Saturday afternoon and evening. The survivors mentioned (though not all walked) were Stan Povolish, Deloris Matzenbacher, Karen Wetzel, Sandi Lunneman, Mary Ann Bathon, Judi Waller, Bobby Vaughn, Melba Thompson, Palma Stiegman, Carol Woker, Howard Dinkelman, Doris McConnell, Edna Jankowski, Joyce Sprehe, Janice Nierman, Paula Bergman, Brad Lietz, Marilyn Taylor, George Hailey, Carol Cange, Herb Wilkey, Margaret King, Missy Kabat, Alexander Kujawa, Deloris Bevil, Syd Osenbaugh, Scott Osenbaugh, Adeline Blumhorst and Dean Waller.

By Alex Haglund

Bad weather dampened things a bit at the 2016 Washington County Relay for Life, held on Saturday afternoon and evening at NCHS.

Storms drove the event inside, and while they did not lose any of their luminaria or signage, according to American Cancer Society Representative Ian Reinhart, “we did lose most of our crowd.”

While the storm did lead to a dwindling attendance, as a fundraiser, the event did very well. So far, this year’s Washington County Relay For Life fundraising has brought in $44,964, about $4,000 more than last year.

2016 isn’t over yet for Relay for Life. The fundraising year ends on August 31, and the goal for the whole year is $53,000.

The next big event coming up is Washington County Hospital’s 5K run to benefit Relay For Life, scheduled for June 11. Check The Nashville News for more info as it gets closer.