Pigeon Forge Relay For Life Memorial

Pigeon Forge’s Patriot Park is getting their own Relay For Life memorial, offering encouragement for those who have been struck by cancer or know someone who has.

A Relay For Life Brickway is scheduled to be dedicated at Pigeon Forge’s Patriot Park on Saturday, Nov. 3 in front of a number of supporters who have participated and donated to the annual Sevier County walk to fight cancer.

With the dedication scheduled for 11 am, the memorial is for those who have faced, are facing, or know someone that has faced cancer. It’s also a way to encourage everyone to fight back in whatever way they can against the deadly disease.

As for the ceremony, engraved bricks will be permanently placed around Patriot Park’s south side walking track – the one next to the campground.

“Cancer affects all of us in some way, whether directly or indirectly,” said Brian Atchley, Sevierville mayor and Relay For Life chair. Atchley would know, he survived his own bout with cancer.

“Cancer does not discriminate,” he said. “Statistics tell us 1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with a form of cancer at some point in their lifetime.

“The Relay For Life Memorial Brickway provides an ongoing opportunity for everyone to participate in the fight against cancer, so that we find a cure and eliminate those statistics.”

If you know have known someone battling cancer, you can dedicate a brick and paver for them. The bricks can three lines of dedication with up to 14 characters on each line. For additional information on the bricks, or to obtain an order form, contact Bill Worsham at billyworsham267@yahoo.com or call 865-382-1523.

If you’re interested in a little something more aesthetics wise, you can purchase granite pavers for $200 and bricks for $100 with all proceeds benefiting the Sevier County Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society.

Looking for other Relay For Life events in the area? The Wal Mart Heroes 578 Relay For Life Team will be serving hot dogs, chili, potato soup, baked goods, and other items Nov. 9, 10, and 11. For more information, contact Earl Gibson at earl1969@charter.net.

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