Relay for Life hosts cancer survivor reception

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - A local Relay for Life group hosted an honorary cancer survivor reception today in Marion.

At the event a large group of survivors, along with their caregivers, came together to discuss their journeys. Honorary survivors at this afternoon's reception was a husband and wife who both experienced cancer.

They shared their stories and provided encouraging words for the audience to hear.

The reception leads up to relay night where money is raised for survivors. Cathy Raley with the Relay for Life says she was glad to see so much support at the reception.

"This is very emotional for me because I know them personally and I've been through their journey with them," Raley said. "To be able to honor a survivor and let them know we care gives hope."

The Relay night is April 26th at Meridian Community College.