Empowered in purple

A woman with dark hair. A man with white hair. A young woman with not much hair at all. All of these people, despite their many differences, had one thing in common as they joined together to walk at Friday night's Relay for Life.

These people are survivors, and they are walking to celebrate their lives, remember those who lost the fight, and inspire others still going through the battle.

The lap this year was lead by Newton business woman Sharon Rashidi, owner of the Perfect Workout.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

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