By Kevin Shannahan
The Natchitoches Relay for Life, a beloved community tradition since 1998, was held on the NSU football tailgating field April, 28. This year’s event featured 50 teams and over 400 people representing every facet of our community, from the Sheriff’s Department, City of Natchitoches, local businesses, churches, and sororities.
The Relay for Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, the nation’s leading non-governmental organization devoted to fighting and eradicating this insideous disease. According to Ms. Danielle Cobb, Senior Community Manager for the Society, the Natchitoches area has a goal of raising $125,000 this year with $13,000 to $15,000 to be raised at this year’s Relay event.
The Relay for Life is an event that remembers cancer survivors as well as those who succumbed each year. More importantly, it is a celebration of their spirit and of life.
The Natchitoches Parish Journal is donating tonight’s photography. The album is not photo protected and anyone may download the files for free. The Relay for Life is welcome to use any they wish. If you do download a file from the Relay, please consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society in lieu of payment.