Carbon High School’s track was filled with community members old and young alike on Saturday as both Carbon and Emery county residents came together for the annual Relay For Life.
The relay, which has been a part of Carbon County for several years, is hosted annually along with the American Cancer Society in hopes of coming ever closer to a cure for cancer. Money is raised at the event, which features attendees walking the track for the duration of the relay.
This year for the first time, the relay featured members of both Carbon and Emery counties in a joint fundraiser and offered inspiration, support and hope for those who have been afflicted by the illness in a number of ways.
“My husband and I both are survivors,” expressed attendee Stina Sorenson. “We’re here to support the other survivors as well as for the cure.”
Sorenson, who has been cancer free since 2005 along with her husband who has been since 2002, praised the relay for its support for those affected by cancer.
“It gives everybody else hope,” she further stated. It’s also comforting, according to Sorenson, to be able to support further research for the disease that can reoccur and rally with community members who share in a mutual thread. “We all rally together because we all have something in common.”
The event lasted the majority of Saturday with several activities geared toward helping participants enjoy their time fighting back against what has taken so many lives of loved ones and friends.