Relay for Life co-chairwomen Holly Cairns and Melissa Dover know all too well what cancer looks like.
Cairns lost her mother, Leuonta Metcalf, to the disease less than two months ago. Dover’s daughter, Sydney, was diagnosed with cancer in August of 2012.
Like many families, they have seen the cancer battle up close.
“It’s difficult to go through it and to have families to go through it,’’ Cairns said.
It was her mother’s 2009 diagnosis that propelled Cairns into the Relay for Life world.