A lot of red bracelets with the message "RELENTLESS" have been popping up across town. They are being sold to support 16-year-old Patrick Barsotti, whose leukemia was diagnosed in September 2004. The word on the bracelet stands for "relentless for a cure."
His mother, Mary Ellen Barsotti, and her friend, Debbie Wagner, are selling the bracelets for an Oct. 8 Light the Night Walk in Lexington to raise money to fight blood cancers. Patrick is the honored hero for the event.
"We feel so passionately about this cause because of Patrick," Barsotti says. "It was an honor for them to ask him to be the honored hero for this event."
Barsotti says she initially ordered 400 of the bracelets, but probably will order more. The bracelets are selling for $2 each at Danville Bike and Footwear, Thoroughbred Threads, Blockbuster Video and at Boyle County High School soccer games.