Relay Team Provides 'Living Proof'

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They call themselves “Living Proof," and group leader Delores Brown said that's exactly what her cancer survivor support group is.

Delores said, "Some people just sit back, they worry about I can't do this, I can't do that, but you can do whatever you want to do."

It's the message Delores and her fellow "living proofs" hope to show others by participating in Thomasville's Relay for Life next Friday.

Brown added, "It's going to mean a great deal to me ‘cause this is going to be the fifth time that I've had a team for Relay for Life, and for me to be able to be here with my team means a great deal."

Living Proof has been meeting since 1989, and since then its members have been beating cancer together and helping each other stay strong.

Reverend Thelma L. Cody, a cancer survivor, said, "That's all you got on your mind is living, not dying. You want to live, and that's what the support group is all about, is being strong, and looking forward to the next day."

Marie Russell, a cancer survivor, added, "I couldn't get along without them; they call me and boost me up."

And all along they give each other strength to help others.

Doris Baker said, "We just want to show everyone it's something you need to not run from. It's something you face up to."

That's exactly what the Living Proof team will do when they hit the track in the Relay for Life, facing up and walking for a cure.

Thomasville's Relay for Life will takes place on May 5 at 6 p.m. and runs until 6 a.m. the following day.