From meds to housing, local Relay for Life raises funds to help cancer patients

From meds to housing, local Relay for Life raises funds to help cancer patients

IRON COUNTY — A local Iron County Group has been helping out residents in need, and is working to spread the good word. ABC 10’s Iron County Bureau reporter Jennifer Farley tells us the good news.

From medications to housing, Iron County Relay for Life has become a warrior for patients battling this disease.

“The main thing that the American Cancer Society does is fund research,” said Team Leader Ginger Davis. Relay for Life funds programs like the Hope House, for care givers and families. If you have a long stay for treatment, families stay free.

Davis added, “They fund things like the Look Good, Feel Good Program, primarily for women who are battling cancer. It’s makeup and wigs to help them feel better about themselves, as they’re going through their treatments.”

This program also helps with transportation for those in need.

Ginger said, “Also, there’s a program that helps with ride assistance, travel to appointments.”

Team Leader Ginger Davis along with many others, was happy to be involved in Iron County Relay for Life’s second fundraiser. They look forward to many more.

Ginger added, “When we did our first Relay last year and to see the luminary bags, Relay is fun, Cancer isn’t. it’s a really great way to keep the memories alive for those that we’ve lost and to help support those people who are going through and fighting their battle.”

You can go to cancer.org for more information regarding all of the services Relay for Life has to offer.