Cancer survivors gather to share stories

      Photo Credit: Jessica Fairley

      Cancer survivors in Worth County held a ceremony on Thursday to celebrate their success and remember those who've past on.

      A reception was held at the City Hall for members of the American Cancer Society's 'Relay for Life' team.

      Cancer survivors had the chance to have a snack all while sharing their personal stories.

      "I had throat cancer first and then I lost my breast with cancer about three years after that," said cancer survivor Mary Powel.

      "I've been a survivor for 9 years and I thank God for being as well as I am. And I thank him for being here among the other survivors and I thank God for each and every one that's here," said breast cancer survivor Sara Fowler.

      The reception was followed by a tree lighting ceremony.