Relay for Life

WALKING HAS never been more in vogue. Its health values are immeasurable.

Walking takes on added significance this weekend.

St. Clairsville will play host to the Belmont County Relay for Life.

This year’s theme is “Cruisin’ for a Cure.” Opening ceremonies take place Friday at 6 p.m.

It is staged to bring an awareness to the never-ending fight against cancer while raising funds in the process.

For those battling cancer, Relay for Life serves as a harbinger of hope.

Relay for Life offers more than walking. Activities of all varieties will be featured this weekend. Some of the events include survivor’s walk, luminaria ceremony and auctions. Food will be abundant, tasty and affordable.

Also in abundance will be a sense of unity and conviction against America’s most dreaded and relentless disease. Cancer knows no bounds and plays no favorites. It is heartless and can strike anyone without warning.

That is why Relay for Life is so vital. It brings people more in tune with the disease.

The fight against cancer is making measurable gains. You cannot put a price tag on human life, but the strides being made against cancer are indeed priceless.

We praise all those who are involved in staging the respective Relays for Life. Your work and passion saves lives.

The 2013 campaign for the Belmont County Relay for Life was extremely successful, bringing in more than $90,000. According to the Relay website, almost $29,000 has been raised so far this year.

We urge those who have the ability to walk, to do so; and to those with the resources to donate, please dig deep. Your sacrifices may come back to save someone you love.