Posted: Feb 26, 2013 10:15 PM by Ben Trotter
Updated: Feb 27, 2013 9:02 AM
BOZEMAN - According to the American Cancer Society, one in seven people has been or will be diagnosed with cancer, and one local group, is doing their best to fight back.
Relay for Life Bozeman held its kickoff meeting for the 2013 season Tuesday night. Attendees had the chance to meet with group and team leaders, survivors and passionate volunteers.
KXLF Anchor Dennis Carlson was the keynote speaker. The subject of his speech, 4-year-old Caden Shrauger, son of Bozeman Fire Chief Jason Shrauger. Caden was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of brain tumor and has been receiving treatment for several months now.
American Cancer Society staff member Cathy Cullen says that fighters, like Caden, are the real super-heros.
"Our super-heros are our survivors," says Cathy. "And everybody here is here for a reason. They're relaying for a reason, and their superhero is why they're here."
To learn more about the Relay for Life, click here.