Relay for Life events begin

By: Paige Quiggins Email
By: Paige Quiggins Email

The weather was great for the kickoff of Relay for Life season.

Knott County's relay event is being held tonight at Knott Central High School.

Many people came to walk and raise money for the American Cancer Society. One survivor said she is walking for her husband, father, nephew and mother-in-law who all died from the disease.

Amburgey said it was amazing how many people this brought together.

"Everyone here has lost someone to cancer and it is just amazing to see everyone here supporting the survivors and the loved ones who have gone on. and it just shows how much they love and care about everybody," said Debbie Amburgey, a 10-Year Breast Cancer Survivor.

Amburgey and many others said they participated for the future generations, so they will not have to experience what they went through.

Folks were also walking for a cure tonight at Thompson Park in Barbourville.
organizers were hoping to raise at least 70 thousand dollars.
we talked to one young boy who's already had to deal with so much because of cancer.

"I have been battling cancer since i was two and a half years old and it's not a fun thing, it is not," said Cameron Mullis who is currently fighting cancer.

Other relay for life events were held tonight in Lee and Leslie counties.

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