25th Annual Relay for Life honors cancer survivors

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Hundreds and hundreds of people flooded the Bowling Green Ballpark this past Saturday to join the the 25th Annual Relay for Life of South Central Kentucky.

For the first time since 2019, waves of purple walked in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life to celebrate friends and family whose lives have changed from cancer.

Survivors received medals of honor with their names called one by one. The fighters led the first lap around the bases, and then the community got to join in. 

Folks bought silent auction baskets, food, photo booths, and the coveted blink rings.

Relay for Life of South Central Kentucky’s Kim Lindgren said, “All of these things that we do here tonight affect people locally in Bowling Green. That’s the driving force for many of us, because we all know someone who has been touched by cancer.”

Many of the outfits worn by participants were Star Wars-themed. The mantras were “Relay for Hope” and “May the Cure be With You.”