Photos by R. Michael Semple / Liberty Community News
Members of Team Taylor prepare to take the first team lap at the Liberty Relay for Life held May 15 and 16 at Churchill Park. The Relay includes the communities of Girard, Hubbard and Liberty Township. The Relay raised more than $143,000 in 2008 and set a goal of $156,000 for this year's event. Team Taylor walks in support of 5-year-old Taylor Nelson.
Taylor Nelson, 5, perches on the shoulders of her dad, Brent Nelson Sr., as they walk the survivor’s lap during the Liberty Relay for Life event. Taylor’s diagnosis in 2007 prompted more than 100 friends, family and co-workers to hold fundraising events for the family that would eventually turn into a Relay for Life team.