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Relay for Life teams kick off fundraisers

'We never stop'

Rick Stearns’ Relay for Life team, the Hedgehogs, is raffling off a Valentine’s Day dinner for two to kick off their fundraising for the 2012 Southbridge Relay. Stop by Stearns Meats on Route 169 to purchase a raffle ticket by Feb. 10. Amanda Collins. (click for larger version)
February 06, 2012
CHARLTON — Cancer.

It touches all our lives at some point. We all know someone — a friend, a co-worker, a family member — who has fought or is fighting the disease. Young or old, rich or poor, tall or short, cancer picks its prey without discrimination.

Perhaps this is why that word can mean so many different things to so many people. From fear to hope, it can arouse many emotions. But for the hundreds who come together every summer for the Southbridge Relay For Life, that six-letter word is a war cry.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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