Saturday stood as a day of pride for those who had looked cancer in the eye and won as they lined up to take their survivors’ lap around the Halifax County Fairgrounds during the Halifax County Cancer Association Walk for Hope.
It also gave family and friends of those who had family members who weren’t as fortunate with their cancer battles an opportunity to remember and honor them as they raised funds for the cancer association.
New this year was a chance for HCCA directors and employees to kiss a pig if $75,000 was raised, exceeding last year’s proceeds of $70,026.88, and they raised just enough.
By the end of the day a total of $75,150.26 had been collected, and the pig had been kissed.
“We had a good time (trying to kiss the pig). I believe it helped raise the funds. The people really enjoyed the idea of us doing that,” said Director Sharon Blosser.
To help kick off the day, Delegate James Edmunds presented a resolution from the general assembly to Blosser commending the association for its deep commitment throughout the past 60 years.