Vinton, Roanoke City, and Botetourt County have joined forces to form the Relay for Life of Virginia’s Blue Ridge for the 2018 Relay campaign. Their kick-off meeting was held at the Vinton War Memorial on January 29. Members of the Event Leadership Team are shown.

The newly formed Relay for Life of Virginia’s Blue Ridge kicked off the 2018 campaign at the Vinton War Memorial on January 29.

In past years, Vinton has held its own Relay for Life event. This year the American Cancer Society asked several relays in the area to combine, in an effort to be better stewards of the donor dollar.

Roanoke City, Botetourt County, and Vinton are among those relays who have elected to combine forces to raise funds for cancer research and programs.

The Relay for Life of Virginia’s Blue Ridge is scheduled for May 18 at Rivers Edge North in Roanoke (the site of the old Victory Stadium). It will…



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