2018-05-16 / Milestones

Relay for Life kickoff


Breast cancer survivor Sonja Vaughan speaks at the Garden of Hope campaign on May 10. 
SUBMITTED Breast cancer survivor Sonja Vaughan speaks at the Garden of Hope campaign on May 10. SUBMITTED Person County Relay for Life kicked off its fundraising precursors to the big September Relay event with the Garden of Hope Campaign on May 10. Breast cancer survivor Sonja Vaughan was the guest speaker.

For $5, attendees to the campaign could purchase flowers to be displayed at the event in memory, honor or prayer of a loved one affected by cancer. The flowers were available at both Roxboro Savings Bank branches, as well as at Al’s Tire Sales on Madison Boulevard.

On June 29 at 12:30 p.m., the flowers will be planted at the RSB branch in town, to be displayed throughout the month of July.

The organization is also holding a pig-kissing contest that will run to the night of the Relay event, which will begin at 4 p.m. on September 14 at Person High School. The contestant that raises $2,500 will kiss a live pig at the event.

So far, Antioch Baptist Church Minister David Chambers, Person County Parks and Recreation Director John Hill and Person County Schools Superintendent Dr. Rodney Peterson have agreed to participate in the “Kiss the Pig” contest.

According to PCRFL Director Michelle Nance, 30 teams so far have committed to fundraise. Teams can still register by contacting Nance at 336-592-9181.

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