"Almost 25 years ago I had testicular cancer, it's very emotional, I'm humbled by this experience," Fayetteville Resident George Joseph who participated and volunteered Friday night for the 2019 "Relay for Life” tells WSB radio "doing the Relay for Life is something I've been doing since I've been cancer free and I will continue as long as I am able too."
In Fayetteville almost 1,000 people signing up for "The Relay for Life" with local residents and businesses surpassing the goal of $100,000 dollars and raising $150,000! The event is held at Pinewood Forest in Fayetteville, Georgia sponsored by The American Cancer Society.
Joseph says ”unfortunately I've had quite a few friends who had cancer and passed away, so I'm definitely feeling very fortunate."
Tanya Fairbanks with the American Cancer Society tells WSB Radio "it's not a race, it's a little bit of walking, and it's to show our Fayetteville cancer survivors how much they mean to us, and to honor those who have passed."
The "Relay for Life" Team from Pinewood Forest raising the most money $15,000 dollars. Team members honoring two residents who are cancer survivors George Joseph, and Mary Lynn Kirby who is fighting cancer again.