Relay for Life brings Kevin Sharp to fairgrounds Oct. 3

MORRISONVILLE - Kevin Sharp is coming to the Clinton County Fairgrounds.

The nationally-recognized motivational speaker, entertainer and 20-year cancer survivor will make an appearance Sunday, Oct. 3, as a thank you event from the Plattsburgh Relay for Life committee. Sharp was scheduled to be the survivorship speaker at the Relay for Life event at the fairgrounds in June, but had to postpone due to a medical situation, said local Relay for Life public relations representative Bonnie L. Berry.

"He was supposed to come in for just an hour," Berry said of the June event, "Eagle Country 97.5, Pepsi, and World Warehouse [and Distribution] were the three who brought him in with contributions. But, now he'll be coming here for a couple hours."

"He said he would come back and he's coming back," added Berry. "This is wonderful."

The Oct. 3 event will be free of charge to the community and include a performance from The Boobie Sisters, a breast cancer survivor troupe, and remarks from Relay for Life chairman Mark Brown Jr. In addition to speaking and performing, Sharp will be on-hand to sign autographs at the event.

The people of the North Country are to thank for another successful year of raising money for the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life, said Berry, adding to the importance of hosting the upcoming event.

"We're so grateful to our community for raising $231,000 for cancer research," said Berry, who noted that amount exceeded the committee's goal by $21,000. "That's amazing to think our small community raised that much money. The only way we're going to find a cure for cancer is through research. And, our small community is making gains toward finding that cure."

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