Johnson County Walking for a Cure

By: Marcus Conroy Email
By: Marcus Conroy Email

People all over eastern Kentucky are walking for a cure for cancer, and many are in Johnson County.

Sherry Martin has been cancer-free for almost 30 years, but she still never forget what got her through her fight.

"It helps a lot of others to know they're not alone in this," Martin said.

Martin is one of hundreds at Johnson County's Mountain Home Place who are spending their night walking for a cure. Co-Chair Carol Francis says the unusual site is perfect for the night.

"It's very unique, and cancer's unique in how it affects everyone," Francis said.

All the survivors were recognized before the walk, including the youngest, two year-old Brian Austin Page.

"It's hard to explain, it's something you never expect in a child," Brian Austin's dad, Brian, said.

It is a tough time for the family, but Brian Austin's cancer is in remission. His dad says the love and support from friends and family meant everything.

"You know you're not alone," Brian Page said.

At Relay for Life, Brian Austin walks among more than 50 other survivors of cancer.

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