American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Bedford County teamed up with the Tony Rice Center to treat local cancer survivors and caregivers to a homestyle dinner, speakers and entertainment. Left to right -- Front: Judi Burton, Josh Austin, Cameron Grinstead and Harriett Stewart. Back: Todd Edwards, JaQuay Irwin, Dustin Beasley and Jeremy Smith.(T-G Photo by Mitchell Petty) [Order this photo]
American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Bedford County hosted its annual Cancer Survivor and Caregiver dinner on Tuesday evening at First Christian Church. American Cancer Society staff partner Harriett Stewart and Nurse Practitioner Tiffany Locke of Tennessee Oncology spoke at the event, and Annette Bowling provided entertainment.
The lines were long and the smiles bright.
(T-G Photo by Mitchell Petty)
The main Relay event will take place June 1-2 at Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center. Teams of walkers will remain on the track for an 18-hour period, but there will be a festival-like atmosphere for spectators as well, with many of the participating teams offering concessions or activities.
The cancer survivor calendar will be available for purchase at the Relay on June 1. If you'd like to submit a survivor's photo for the calendar, you may email an image to Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from the Relay For Life and the various team, committee and individual fundraisers which feed into it are used by the American Cancer Society for medical research, patient services, education and advocacy in the fight against cancer.
Attendees filled up on piping hot, hearty dishes.(T-G Photo by Mitchell Petty) [Order this photo]