Walk with survivors on Saturday

Published 8:28 pm Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Metropolitan Baptist Church and Healing Chapel Baptist Church will once again show that when it comes to cancer, “Nobody Fights Alone.”

The third annual “Nobody Fights Alone” cancer awareness walk will be held on Saturday at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 125 County St. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. before the mile-and-a-half walk starts at 10 a.m.

Members rotate hosting the event between the churches each year to raise both money and emotional support for those affected by cancer. Each participant is encouraged to wear a color based on the cancer that affects them, and shirts of each color will be on sale at the event. Balloons of each color will also be released on Saturday morning, according to Monica Lassiter, a committee member with Healing Chapel Baptist Church.

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Roughly 100 people participated last year, and members raised approximately $1,400, Lassiter said. Fundraising this year will support the “Nobody Fights Alone” fund that assists cancer patients at Sentara Obici Hospital.

“We both have quite a few cancer survivors and also those that did not make it through,” Lassiter said about the two church congregations. “This is our way of honoring our survivors, as well as honoring the memories of those we have both lost.”

Registration is accepted the morning of the walk and costs $10 for participants ages 12 and older, or $5 for participants ages 5 to 11. Children ages 5 and younger can participate for free.

T-shirts and hats will be available for sale. The shirts will cost $15 each and hats $10 each.

Call 535-1679 for more information.