Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

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Portsmouth supports Relay for Life



Each year, the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life unites communities in the fight against cancer. Teams from the Elizabeth River chapter met at Portsmouth City Park to honor survivors and caregivers, pay tribute to lives lost and fight back against the disease. The two-day event featured children's activities, a candlelight ceremony and a survivors' victory walk.


Leonard Lassiter and Romero Poke of Boy Scout troop #404 helped direct traffic.

Tiffany Hooper, left, and Laurielle Durkin of Attitude All-Stars Dance School, performed at the event.

The color guard of Great Bridge Middle School led the survivors' victory walk.

Mary and Charles Trimble happily displayed their survivor sashes.

Carrie Mae Barba of Wilson High School painted Aleysha Mills' face.

Abie's Team members Gale Martin and Cheryl Gray.

Survivor Betty Harrison with her husband, Bob.

The Portsmouth chapter of Jack and Jill of America was glad to support the event.

Team E-Lemonate Cancer vow to continue the fight.

From left: Penny Holley, Susan Easter and Stuart Wells represented the Portsmouth Fire Department.

From left, Family support is a must with Len Terry, daughter Samantha Hurley and granddaughter Alyssa, honoring eleven-year survivor Irene Terry.

From left: Wendy Robinson, Patricia Davis, Iva Foust and Lawrence Manning stand beneath the celebration arch.

Friends Pamalin Walter, a two-year survivor, and Christine Crawford, of the Portsmouth Public Library.