Hometown Hero--Liberty County Relay for Life - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

05/21/04

Hometown Hero--Liberty County Relay for Life

Finding a cure for cancer takes a lot of research and resources. The Liberty County Relay for Life raised more than $100,000 recently.

"One of the themes of Relay for Life is a community that takes up a fight," said Kimberly Davis of Hinesville. "Each relay that you go to is going to be a little different. It's going to reflect the community that presents the relay. And Liberty County is my favorite relay to ever attend because it reflects the community of Liberty County."

This community effort will go a long way in helping cancer patients beat this deadly disease.

"I think that was a blessing," said Hinesville resident Sheryl Mapp. "I thank God for them coming forth and helping us. It helps out the research and finding a cure for cancer."

Cona Rundlett has been working with cancer patients for nearly 20 years. She's seen what the research money can do. "This was by far the best experience I've ever had," she said. "I've never seen a community like Liberty County. They are just fabulous. They came together when many of their soldiers were away. The community had shrunk to some extent but they still came together and just did a great job."

For their outstanding effort in raising all that money for the fight against cancer, the Liberty County Relay for Life is this week's Hometown Hero.

If you'd like to nominate a Hometown Hero, you can drop us a line at the station: PO Box 8086, Savannah, GA 31412, or email  rwallace@wtoc.com.

Reported by: Ron Wallace, rwallace@wtoc.com

 

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