LifestylesRelay for Life event to be held on July 26

Jonesborough is adorned in purple, as Tennessee’s Oldest Town kicks off its second annual Relay for Life event on Saturday, July 26, from noon to midnight throughout downtown.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life festivities provide an opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those who have been lost to the disease and a chance for the community to come together to raise funds and awareness of cancer. The movement symbolizes hope and a shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many loved ones.

“Our event focuses on all types of cancer, as we know that cancer affects anyone and everyone,” American Cancer Society specialist Jessica Poff said. “That is why you will always see us ‘Painting the Town Purple,’ and Jonesborough does a wonderful job at that. Purple symbolizes all cancers, and it symbolizes hope.” More...


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