Coffee County Relay for Life

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ENTERPRISE Ala.(WTVY)- Organizations from around the Wiregrass are camped out raising money to give all the proceeds back to the American Cancer Society.

Each booth has games set up that requires tickets and in order to get a ticket, you must make a donation.

Baptist Hill Community Organization Member Shirley Harrison said, “I have friends that died from cancer and that have been diagnosed with cancer. Cancer is something that you never know if it's going to hit or who. So that's why it's a passion with me and all my friends."

Coffee County has placed number three in the nation for this fundraiser according to organizers and this the perfect carnival for everyone to have fun while giving back.

Event Chair for Relay for Life Tammy Hannah said, “This is community involvement this is getting the public involved and this is also getting the survivors in front of the public and they're our inspiration they're the reason why we do this."

For this cancer survivor, she has been cancer free for 22 years and says her calling was to help others get through a tough time like she was.

Cancer Survivor Gail Mitcham said, “Everybody’s story is different yet a lot of them are the same we all have faith and we all know that was going to fight that's the main thing we are fighters and were not going to let this get the best of us."

The event is still going on until 9 pm tonight and a special luminaria ceremony will be held at sundown.

All the proceeds collected will go to the American Cancer Society.



 
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