The Thomson High School basketball coaches took time to honor two area cancer survivors Saturday as part of the third annual Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout.
The ceremony took place during the intermission between the girls' and boys' basketball games between Thomson High School and visiting Monticello High School.
Myrtice Williams and Londa Lawson were recognized in the ceremony Saturday evening.
Williams is the mother of THS girls' basketball head coach Michael Williams and Monticello's assistant head coach Johnny Williams. She was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2009 and is currently in stable condition.
Her message to those in attendance at the ceremony was "Prayer and faith in God is the key to survival."
Londa Lawson is the mother of Jadah Lawson, well-known for her play on Thomson's softball and basketball teams. Lawson was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2010 and is currently in partial remission.
Lawson's message was also one centering on faith.
"Whatever your situation is in life, know that you are not alone; keep faith and know that God is with you through it all," she said.