Fighting cancer as one

Published 3:29 pm Thursday, May 11, 2017

The hard work, organization and dedication of the handful of people who organize, plan and promote the annual “Let’s Fight Cancer Together” car and bike show at Sprouse’s Corner is something that everyone in Buckingham County and those living across the Heart of Virginia should be proud of.

Travis Toney — one of the organizers of the event — was humble when he told The Herald recently that the event was “a good cause.”

That’s because we think it’s a great cause.

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Though the event didn’t have the number of entries it’s had in the the past — 61 compared to last year’s 83 — the event brought in $1,770 for Relay For Life in an effort to fight cancer and remember and honor those in the area who’ve suffered and died because of the disease.

According to Toney, it was a group of Buckingham County High School graduates — including Jamie Bryant, Scotty Edwards, Jennifer Shumaker and himself — that first put the show together.

“We had a classmate that passed away from cancer, and we wanted to do something and donate the money to the Relay For Life … and we thought it was going to be a one-time thing, and it’s gotten a little bit bigger every year,” Toney said.

The support from the community for the event was evidenced in the large crowd of people — along with the many cars and motorcycles -— at the restaurant where the event was held April 29.

We offer our thanks to the organizers of the event for their hard work in honoring and remembering those who’ve fought and died to cancer.

Well done.