Relay against cancer with Relay for Life

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Relay full of life

With a plethora of events and activities planned, Relay for Life is welcoming all of the Minot community to the event. "We need more people to volunteer".

Preceding the main event is the free Relay For Life of Newtown's Survivor/Caregiver luncheon. Teams set up tents around the field selling items off to raise funds for ACS while one team member represented the group circling the track. After dark, an always moving Luminaria Ceremony to acknowledge everyone touched by a cancer will be held. "And just kind of turned into the greatest movement the American Cancer Society does", said Laurie Odden, American Cancer Society sr. community manager.

6 p.m.: Survivor ceremony with speaker; Survivor Walks and Caregiver Walks.

"You can expect to laugh, you can expect to cry, you can expect to be very busy", says Vinall. I Relay because I recently spoke to over 500 4th, 5th and 8th graders and 98% of them knew someone with Cancer!

Silipigni joined cancer survivors, caregivers and others who have been affected by the disease at the Douglas County Relay for Life at Rock Chalk Park on Friday.

"This community has just been one of the most generous, courageous communities I've seen do Relay for Life", said Brittany Donnellon, executive director of American Cancer Society.

Amber Fortner-Lubin, a staff member helping to organize the event, said this is what the Relay for Life was all about.

Cooper was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer at the end of 2017.

After the June 19 wrap-up meeting, the Venango County Relay for Life committee will begin to plan next year's 25th anniversary event, according to Carey.

"Suddenly, we're a lot more accessible for people, we were having survivors park at PGSS and walk down to the event in previous years and this year, they can park near the survivor tent".

Cancer survivor and Relay For Life participant Kelly O'Rourke during 2018 Relay For Life event on Friday at Colasanti's Tropical Gardens.

"I was exhausted, but I was also caring for my two young granddaughters and thought, 'Now I know why you don't have children when you are 46, '" she recalled.

Ms Broomer said she keeps coming back because participation makes her feel she is a part of something "bigger than ourselves".

For cancer survivors, the event signifies another year of life. "They're the reason that we are funding cancer research and these programs and services". "It's the survivors and caregivers that truly, truly understand the battle and the journey".

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