For Theresa Clifton of Whiteville, the Brunswick County Relay for Life is a personal crusade and a celebration of life.
The sister of this year’s honorary chairperson, Gloria Childress, Clifton has been attending and participating since her sister was diagnosed in 2003. In 2006, she herself was diagnosed.
The cancer treatments did not stop her commitment to the cause.
“I come every year,” Clifton said Saturday morning, as she tried on a sun hat for sale in one of the team’s tents. “It means a lot to me.”