Saturday was the Pikes Peak region’s Relay for Life. Cancer survivors, caregivers, and supporters of those affected by the disease rallied at Sand Creek High School.
During the luminaria ceremony, the track was lit up, with each light representing a cancer survivor or someone who has died of the disease.
It’s a time to celebrate the people, and to celebrate the accomplishments that have been made against the disease.
“Individuals find out that they’re not by themselves,” cancer survivor Belenda Cornelius said. “They find out that there’s a lot of support.”
“It just seems like it’s everywhere,” cancer survivor Paul Hansen said. “I know more people die of heart disease, but people I know are having cancer. It’s just everywhere, and I feel like it gives me something to fight back with.”
“There’s no person out there who hasn’t been affected by cancer, and it really is our community coming together to do something about it,” Alexis Vogelin with the American Cancer Society said.
FOX21 anchors Taylor Bishop and Scott Kilbury emceed the event.