The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life team from Woodson High School.
Photo by Steve Hibbard.
The first Hope on Ice took place last weekend at the Tysons Corner Ice Skating Rink. During the three-day public skating extravaganza, which was a benefit for the American Cancer Society, the first 50 cancer survivors could skate for free. Customers paid $12 for tickets and $4 was donated to the American Cancer Society. U.S. Rep. Gerry E. Connolly (D-11) was the event's opening day emcee and the event included music by DJ Civil, live performances by Ashburn Theatre on Ice, and an Illuminaria lighting ceremony on ice to honor those fighting or lost to cancer.
"We are so honored to be partnering with the American Cancer Society for today's Hope on Ice event that focuses on healthy, happy fun," said Marissa Marwell, regional manager of the Tysons Corner Ice Rink. She said her dad was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer in 2002 and won his battle and is now in remission. She also has two aunts who were affected by breast cancer.