Multi-County Cancer Support Network (MCCSN) Walk-a-Thon

Winchester, Tennessee

Date: September 9, 2014

Photo Credits: Teresa Bernicky


Winchester was a delightful town and we were there on a delightful day. Wade performed an acoustic set at a the Oasis Steak house during lunch time. He told the story of his colon cancer diagnosis, treatment and subsequent cancer-free results.

He was scheduled to perform one song, Go Live Your Life, before the evening Survivor Walk, but they were running ahead of schedule and asked him to do 3 more. Couldn’t complain about that.

The Survivor Walk, at a local high school stadium, was very well organized. There were tents/booths set on the infield facing the track. Those manning the booths cheered and clapped for the survivors. It was awesome to see hundreds walking in that first lap, proudly wearing their green shirts, the mark of a survivor. It brought tears to see children, even very young ones in strollers, wearing those green shirts.

We didn’t stay for the lighting ceremony, when luminaries honoring those who’d been cancer patients were lit. Those were around the infield. In the center of the infield was another smaller circle of luminaries, honoring those in the eight county area who’d lost their lives to cancer during the last year. Thank you, Betsy Green Mazzuola, for being such a great hostess for the day.



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MCCSN ~ Winchester, Tennessee