Cancer survivors to be honored at ‘Relay’


The Switzerland County “Relay for Life” event will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 19th-20th, at the Paul Ogle Riverfront Park; and the event’s organizers are inviting all cancer survivors and those currently battling cancer to be their special guests at a banquet in their honor.

The banquet will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 19th, at the Switzerland County High School cafeteria.

Letters have been mailed to individuals, but organizers know that there are many people who have been recently diagnosed, taking treatments, or who are in remission that they are unaware of.

Honorees who wish to attend the banquet are asked to RSVP to Ruth Lohide at 534-3002; and everyone is invited to not only attend the banquet, but also to be a part of the opening ceremony of the “Relay for Life”, with the Survivor’s Lap starting at 6 p.m. This lap is in honor of all survivors and those currently battling cancer.

This is the 10th annual “Relay for Life” in Switzerland County, and this year’s theme is ” A Decade Long, and Still Going Strong”.

Everyone is encouraged to be a part of the dinner and the event. Those wanting