Since 2007 the North Carolina State Health Department says cancer surpassed heart disease as the number one killer in our state. But here in the east, there are stories of success.
Like the story of four year survivor of Ovarian Cancer, Virginia Ferguson.
The Greenville native attended the relay for life banquet Monday night--presenting the inspirational award to Michelle Laws. A junior at Farmville Central, law donated over 600 dollars of her birthday money to the relay for life foundation.
For Ferguson--she says being diagnosed with cancer was not a curse--but a blessing. She now wakes up everyday with a new found purpose--finding a cure for cancer.
The Pitt County Relay For Life raised over 350-thousand dollars this past year--passing its goal of 300-thousand. As for Michelle Law--she aspires to become an oncologist.