BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WWLP) – A grueling 18 hours spent for a cause that’s close to their hearts.
From Six O’clock Friday evening until noon Saturday, the Belchertown High School track was where people of the Quaboag Valley walked in support of their Cancer survivors.
The event is called Relay for Life, and the money raised during each of these events here in Western Massachusetts can be a lifeline to save lives from the dreaded disease.
Evan Duprey, a Belchertown resident, told 22News: “I was really intrigued by this whole idea of supporting cancer research, and it’s really close to home, because lots of my family are suffering from cancer and have died from cancer, so I started a team this year.”
Each participant, many wearing the shirts denoting their efforts as a cancer caregiver, have a similar story to tell. People who have seen the suffering cancer causes, and hopefully can strike a blow against the disease
Ringing the Belchertown high school track, the pictures of family and friends who had lost their battle fighting cancer.
Ciny Fuller, of Belchertown, said: “I have many family members that have had cancer, some surviving, some unfortunately did not make it, and so I’m here to help to raise money to find a cure.”
Relay for Life is a true community event with many families participating.