relay 300MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (5/13/13) – The Muhlenberg Ag and Convention Center holds many events throughout the year, but none brings out as many people from all walks of life more than the Muhlenberg Relay for Life. Everyone involved this weekend was dedicated to one cause ... to help the American Cancer Society in its fight against this dreaded disease that affects so many families throughout the county, state and nation. This year's relay was held from Friday, May 10, at 5pm to 6am Saturday.

Jacklyn Hasley, of Graham, is a member of the Muhlenberg Relay for Life committee. Hasley told SurfKY News, "I've been involved in the relay for about ten years now, because my grandfather and grandmother were both affected by cancer. I'm hoping we can find a cure in my lifetime so we don't have to hear those words 'You have cancer'.” Hasley stressed. "We appreciate the community support. For our small community, it's wonderful that everyone pulls together for this event every year."

Circuit judge Brian Wiggins went on stage to play guitar while performing several inspiring Gospel songs. Wiggins told SurfKY that the "two most important reasons he is a part of Relay for Life are because my mother, Elizabeth Wiggins, is a cancer survivor, so I always like to take part in this in honor of her. Also her mother, my grandmother, Agnes Noffsinger, suffered from cancer as well. It struck her late in life when she was in her late eighties and she did not survive that, so I like to take part in memory of her as well." Wiggins said.

Master of ceremonies, David Richey, vice president of First Security Bank, also has personal reasons to take part in the fight against cancer.

"The relay for life is very special to me because I have had a father, a mother, and a sister who have all died of cancer. The people involved in this cause in Muhlenberg County work extremely hard and are very dedicated to this cause. They do this with a passion. I am just a small player in all this. I know this a great event for the county." Richey said.

Eighth grader Kassidy Alward, says she support the relay because "I have a mother who has battled with breast cancer, and I've had other family members who've had cancer as well, so that's why I'm here."

Although the relay did not reach its goal of $100,000, they did come close. As of Monday morning a total of $72.000 had been raised, according to Jackie Hasley, of the Relay committee.

If you would like to help in the fight against cancer you can call the regional office in Owensboro at 270-683-0778.

Paul McRee
SurfKY News
Photos provided by Paul McRee

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

MCCH to Offer Patient-Friendly Payment Options

MURRAY, Ky. (4/19/15) — Murray-Calloway Hospital is proud to announce a business partnership with Knoxville, Tenn.,… Read More

Children Thrilled with Superhero Pancake Breakfast

MADISONVILLE, KY. (04/19/15) – Relay for Life Hopkins County along with some special friends hosted a “Superhero… Read More
1 DOW 17,826.30
-279.47 (-1.54%)    
2 S&P 2,081.18
-23.81 (-1.13%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,931.81
-75.98 (-1.52%)    

Most Read This Week

April 17, 2015 6281

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 13, 2015 6222

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 14, 2015 5105

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 4422

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 16, 2015 3410

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

April 02, 2015 8481

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 27, 2015 6704

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Now

April 17, 2015 6281

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 18, 2015 4422

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 18, 2015 1056

MPD Offers Advice On Prom, Underage Drinking

by Lt. Billy Poe
April 19, 2015 862

ATV Ride, Cookout Raises Funds for Shanice Bean…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 819

Market Commentary - April 18, 2015

by Randall L. Franklin
April 18, 2015 555

Home, Garden Show Concludes Today at Ballard…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 506

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 490

Keeping the Faith - 'God Smiles'

by Ronnie McBrayer
April 18, 2015 471

TVA's Regional Energy Resource Council to Meet in…

by Tennessee Valley Authority
April 18, 2015 454

Hooked on Science - Skewer a Balloon

by Jason Lindsey