The Festival of Hope at Melton Lake Park in Oak Ridge on Friday raised $50,000 for the American Cancer Society, a press release said.
The Festival of Hope opened with Matt Hinkin from WATE-TV as the emcee, the press release said. Opening ceremonies recognized more than 60 area cancer survivors who attended.
That was followed by the Cancer Survivors lap down the peninsula, where survivors were cheered on by the participants and public.Â Each survivor was provided a purple cancer survivorâ€™s T-shirt and had a medallion placed around their neck by Lynda Vinyard and Kim Monroe, the press release said.
Teams participating at the event included Professional Case Management, St. Mark United Methodist Church in Clinton, Oak Ridge Veterinary, Clinton Physical Therapy Center, Fast Pace Urgent Care, Oak Ridge Baptist Church, Barry Sanders family team, and Lynda Vinyard family team. [Read more…]