Charlotte Pope relays for a reason.
She relays for her mother, who Pope lost to leukemia. She relays for her uncle and for several friends who have battled cancer. She relays because cancer touched her life as early as age 12, when a classmate succumbed to the disease.
“I’ve just always wanted to do something to help, because it’s out there,” Pope said. She has participated in Williamsburg’s Relay for Life since its start, in 2001.
Just like Pope, every volunteer knows why they relay.
“We all know people who have been touched by cancer,” said Kaye Vickerman, who has been involved seven years with Relay for Life. Vickerman is a six-year breast cancer survivor;...