Relay for a Reason

This column is dedicated to keeping the community updated on Relay for Life events happening throughout the county.

Haywood County is home to two Relay for Life events — one in Canton and one in Waynesville. While these events are separate, everyone is raising money for the same cause — to find a cure for cancer through the American Cancer Society.

This column is a place for people to share their personal stories about cancer, to inform you about upcoming fundraiser and to encourage everyone to become involved in Relay for Life.

There are so many ways to become involved whether it's through donating, volunteering, beginning a Relay team, becoming a sponsor and so much more. For more information, visit