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The Local Impact of Relay For Life

It is that time of year again where the great town of Lexington comes together to celebrate and commemorate loved ones who have been forever changed by cancer. This year’s Relay For Life will be held at White Knoll High School May 9th, and will start at 7:00 P.M. All are welcome to come and join in on this special night!

What I love most about this event is seeing everyone from all over Lexington join together to raise money for a cause.

Over the past few years, several special members of this community have brought Lexington closer than ever. The greatest example and hero of this uniting for awareness and fundraising is the story of Kennedy Branham.

Her courage, strength, faith and kindness inspired hundreds. I was fortunate enough to see Lexington High School’s baseball team win the state championship title and watch in tears as Kennedy held the trophy with the players. I was humbled to watch her share her testimony at River Bluff High School this past fall. No words could accurately describe how touched this community is to have prayed for, rallied for, and loved such a wonderful young woman.

I encourage readers to not only attend Relay for Life on May 9th, but to reach out to families who currently have loved ones battling cancer.

For the past few months I have been attending Midtown Church in Columbia. I was incredibly overwhelmed by their loving, welcome, and friendly demeanor. Earlier this week I was told that a Midtown pastor, and his family, recently discovered that their precious three-year-old daughter, Zoe, has stage 4 cancer. I challenge each and every reader to visit and share helpzoe.com to learn how to help this sweet little girl!

If there is anything I know about the town of Lexington, it is that people here are the most supportive, caring, strongest peoples in South Carolina-let’s come together again and show just how united we truly are.

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