Bibb County Relay for Life sets up for the weekend

More than 2,000 Central Georgians are expected to pack Al Sihah park in Macon Friday and Saturday.

Participants spent Friday getting ready preparing for Bibb County Relay for Life, which has a carnival theme.

The opening ceremony starts at six, followed by a lap dedicated to survivors.

Survivor and team captain Mary Hull is looking forward to her ninth year taking that lap after beating breast cancer.

She spoke to us today about her hopes for a cure and why she feels it's important to live up to this year's slogan of "Finishing the Fight."

"All it takes is a little faith and belief and we do have to do a little work because like I said Relay for Life is about raising money that, but I do believe it's on the way," Hull said. "A cure is one the way."

Jamie Hopkins are newcomers to Bibb county's relay.

They say they're participating because Jamie's grandfather, Farland "Fuzz" Hopkins died in November.

"It was difficult for the whole family, the transition because we could see him everyday, and then it was where you couldn't see him at all," Jamie said.

They've already met their goal, $3,000, in the hopes of preventing other families from experiencing their heartache.

Bibb County Relay for Life has raised more than $200,000 so far.

Their goal is $350,000.

Crawford, Bleckley and Putnam counties are also having their Relays for Life this weekend.


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