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Relay For Life Fights Cancer

Relay For Life Fights Cancer

"The relay may just get lost in the shuffle now because people have just sort of been there and done that, so we're hoping if we come with a new event that's not a walk or a run, that will get Nanaimo excited about supporting us again", she said.

According to Burns, no donation is too small, each and every dollar counts. Money raised will help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations. The group has set a goal to raise $78,500 for the American Cancer Society. After the survivors and their caregivers make their first lap to kick off the celebration, they will be served breakfast and receive goodie bags from the participating teams. Carrying a purple balloon, the survivors formed the shape of a ribbon, which is a symbol for Relay.

The Relay starts at 4 p.m. with a Survivor reception at Goforth Hall, entertainment, light refreshments and distribution of survivor shirts. Last year, more than 1,000 luminaries and 75 lanterns filled the stadium.

At 6 p.m. cancer survivors will circle a track together, either walking or riding a tram, to help celebrate the victories they have achieved.

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This Saturday, May 20, Relay for Life of Cy-Fair will meet for the annual fundraising event at the HP Campus, 11445 Compaq Center Road, Houston. Throughout the event, teams can continue fundraising, play games, enjoy entertainment and learn more about advocacy.

The 2017 Dearborn & Ohio Counties Relay for Life raised over $123,000 on this past Saturday.

Reach Kristy D. Carter at 910-592-8137, ext.


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