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Cancer survivor to speak at Relay for Life event

Members of over 20 motorcycle clubs drove as a group to the Middlesex Relay for Life fundraiser held behind the Urbanna Firehouse on Saturday. A Mustang car club joined the procession. Above, bikers park at the Mullins Building across from the firehouse.

Relay for Life of Middlesex will be held Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, at 7 p.m. at the Middlesex County Sports Complex on Route 33 in Locust Hill.

“We are honored to have cancer survivor Gail Keefe, a former longtime resident of Hartfield as our keynote speaker at this year’s event!” said Susan Hurley-Fowler, a cancer survivor and spokesperson for Relay for Life.

While living in Middlesex, Gail’s husband Bill worked at Harrow’s Home Center, and Gail was the director of Good Beginnings Preschool at Lower United Methodist Church. The couple has two children, Matt and Rachel, and three grandchildren.

While living in Hartfield, Gail participated in Relay For Life and co-captained a team named “Katie’s Krew” for local resident Katie Blake.

Bill and Gail moved to Reidsville, N.C., in 2002, to be near their children and grandchildren. Gail is now employed as the Youth and Children’s Coordinator at Main Street United Methodist Church.

For more information or to join the Relay for Life effort, call Sharon Darnell at 824-1424.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 04.17.2013

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