Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 21, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
May 21.2011 Vol. 145, No. 141 • 50c
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WALKING TOWARD A CURE
Relay celebrates survivors, raises funds for Cancer Society
By ANNA DOLIANITIS
A celebration took place at Aiken High School on Friday night, and the guests ot honor were about I SO people dressed in purple who have in common the fact that they are survivors of one ol the world's most devastating diseases.
The Aiken Relay For Life event benefiting the American Cancer Society began last night ami lasted into this morning, celebrating those who have survived, remembering those lost and bringing the community together Jo fight for a cure for cancer.
“What a joy we have tonight to be able to do that,” said the event’s guest speaker and South Aiken Naval Junior ROTI' C ommander Larry Laughlin, who is also a survivor of prostate cancer. "Like many here tonight. I’m a cancer sun ivor. Before then, I had been to Relays and knew family members and triends who had cancer, but I really didn’t think too much about me getting cancer.”
Through early detection
North Augusta restaurant to close its doors
Staff photos by Rob Novi!
I he Survivor's Walk is always an especially moving way to kkk off the Aiken Relay For Life
and an aggressive course of treatment that included surgery, Laughlin is now cancer-free, and he urged to the crowd to be proactive.
“We can all fight back, to make a personal commitment to save lives by taking up the fight against cancer. This could be as simple as getting a screening test, quitting smoking or talking to elected officials about cancer” he said.
Bill I ostantine, a 12-year survivor of prostate cancer, and his wife, Elsa, a 23-ycar surv ivor of breast cancer, have participated in the event for nearly a decade and said they were glad to see the turnout of survivors,
“It’s good to see so many of them; it’s good to see them all alive,” said Bill.
Kimberly Butler, left hangs out at Relay For Life with her mother, Brenda Richardson, a cancer survivor for the past seven months.
Please see RELAY, page 12A
For video and photos from the Relay, visit aikenstandard.com
By BEN BAUGH
NORTH AUGUSTA Ciood food has kept Augusta resident Pecoha Boone coming back to the S&S Cafeteria in the Martmtowti Plaza for the past 30 years, hut the North Augusta icon will close its doors June 5 at 2:30 p.m.
“U’s with our deepest regret that we announce the closing of our North Augusta location,” according to a
Please see SAS, page 12A
Staff photo by Ben Baugh S&S Cafeteria in North Augusta will be closing its doors on June 5.
British Bobby pops in on Aiken
By KAREN DAILY
At first glance, the dis-iinguished-lookmg police officer rn the funny looking hat seems a little out of place, hut Bntish Bobby Sgt Richard Warren has more in common w uh his American brethren in blue than it may first appear.
Warren and his wife Lynette spent several days in Aiken last week v outing friends David and Liz Godson, who have a large
Please see BOBBY, page 12A
Staff photo by Karen Daily British polk* Sgt. Richard Warren models his Bobby uniform.
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