Alabama State Capital Goes Purple for Relay for Life

Cancer survivors and supporters spelled out hope on the steps of the state capital and bathed the capitol with purple beams of hope. "It's important to support survivors and support those who have lost someone," said Judge Charles Price.

If anyone symbolizes hope, it's Dena Childrey. She's a three time breast cancer survivor. Now she's is an American Cancer Society volunteer. She uses her story to give others hope.  She says to, "Let them know there is life after cancer diagnosis."

Dr. Donny Goodwin funded the event. He lost both of his parents to cancer.  He says, "UI don't know of hardly a family that doesn't know someone touched by this disease."

Goodwin wants to raise awareness about a battle that so many people face.  He and other volunteers hope their message will encourage others to join the fight because, you never know when it will be your personal battle. After all, cancer doesn't discriminate. "Cancer doesn't care who you are. You can be black white, young, or old," says Childrey.

Relay for Life starts Friday night at 6:00 at Auburn Montgomery.