Relay for Life of Matthews-Mint Hill is off to a running start in their 2013 fundraising season.
The Mint Hill Park on Fairview hosted the Matthews-Mint Hill American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life May 18-19. Teams raised money for the walk and set up booths, selling treats and passing out literature. Throughout the night at least one team member was required to be on the track, representing the sleeplessness of cancer and the fight against it. Cancer survivors wore purple and led the walk with a Survivor’s Lap. Tina Ross (below), Mint Hill Commissioner and Hodgkin’s Disease survivor, opened the festivities saying “We walk tonight because we can make a difference and give those we know, as well as those we don’t know, more birthdays.”
Mint Hill Relay for Life is May 18 at the Mint Hill Park on Hwy. 218. Teams will spend the night walking for the cure. Each team will have a booth set up to show off their team and sell items to raise money. Vendors and Sponsors are also welcome to join and help raise money for the cure. A survivor dinner and survivor lap kickoff the night and luminaries are sold in honor and in memory of loved ones. There will be music, games, food and more during the night. The event will be May 18, 6 pm through May 19, 6 am.