“We had chosen this year to walk in honor of Harry Rippstein Jr., a parishioner and great friend to all,” Deborah Weber said.
Harry had recently been diagnosed with cancer.
“We lost Harry Sept. 18, and the world will never be the same,” Weber said. “Our church now has a void in it’s heart. We are still in shock of how fast this dreadful disease took our beloved friend.”
So now the church group will walk all night in memory of Harry, along with 20 other teams. Saturday, Nov. 8, and 9.
Weber said they have one goal, “to eradicate this insidious coward off the face of the earth by collecting monies to fund cancer research, provide services for cancer patients and educating the public about cancer.”
Every team walks for someone, a common goal, celebrating lives lost and battles won.
“At Relay for Life we find friendship, empowerment, and support by people who genuinely care about our victories our losses, and our fights with cancer,” Weber said. “Please join us. Help us in remembering Harry and others who have lost their battle and those who are still continuing their fight against cancer. Let us never forget.”