Vinton Chamber of Commerce Advertises for Relay for Life Event - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Vinton Chamber of Commerce Advertises for Relay for Life Event

Posted: Updated:
The Vinton Chamber of Commerce is working to get the word out about “Relay for Life.”

They placed purple ribbons on signs, fences, and even bridges throughout the town to raise awareness about the Vinton “Relay for Life” event.

Cancer survivors Don and Carolyn Williams say that even though Vinton is small, the town gives big.

Last year the town raised a little over $100,000.

The Williams say it saved their lives.

“I got a drug that has been researched for one year that, with God’s grace, probably saved my life,” Carolyn Williams said. “[Don]’s getting a drug that’s been out last August, the same month he was diagnosed.  We firmly believe in research.”

The Vinton Relay for Life is all William Byrd High School on May 2nd.

  • Giraffe collides with overhead bridge, killed during transport

    Giraffe collides with overhead bridge, killed during transport

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:13:30 GMT
    An animal cruelty group plans to investigate the death of a giraffe during transport in South Africa. 
    An animal cruelty group plans to investigate the death of a giraffe during transport in South Africa. 
  • Kleenex alert: Canadian bank gives customers surprise gifts

    Kleenex alert: Canadian bank gives customers surprise gifts

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:21:01 GMT

    Listen up, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Sun Trust: A Canadian bank surprised several longtime customers with touching and lovely gifts.


    Listen up, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Sun Trust: A Canadian bank surprised several longtime customers with touching and lovely gifts.


  • Sudan woman who faced death over faith lands in US

    Sudan woman who faced death over faith lands in US

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:32:59 GMT
    A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom...
    A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter" and...
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.