Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

Venango Relay for Life raises more than $15,000 | Front Page

Venango Relay for Life raises more than $15,000 | Front Page

With each step, dozens of people in the city of Utica moved closer to a cure for cancer. A resident of the Finger Lakes area in NY, she is a member of National Relay Leadership Team as well as the Northeast Regional Leadership Team.

Walmart's Team Kathy members carried poster size photographs of Leek that show her as a teen, a young mom rocking on a guitar and more recent photographs. "Prince George can be so proud of what we do for Relay For Life, we walk for 24 hours because someone fights cancer for 24 hours a day", says Cassie.

Ms Broomer said she started with Relay in 2010 when she lived in Pennsylvania.

"We each have our own reasons for being here," said McMurter. "Relay has both a sad side and fun side, but people always come back year after year".

But many do not know that 96 percent of the ACS's funds come from special events like Relay for Life, personal and corporate sponsorship donations.

Beginning this afternoon at 4pm until 11pm, Local cancer survivors and their caregivers will take the celebratory first lap at the following American Cancer Society Relay For Life. "This event is the 9th anniversary for Prince Edward County, so it's a main player of the Canadian Cancer Society and it's very important to fight this battle and to raise money for research".

"As of right now the scans are looking good, I want to say yes, but cancer is a nasty thing", said Cooper.

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Cancer survivor and Relay For Life participant Kelly O'Rourke during 2018 Relay For Life event on Friday at Colasanti's Tropical Gardens. "This event helps people bond together, and Miami County has been very supportive to its survivors".

Paramus will hold its sixth annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life, called "Super Relay Heroes", at Paramus High School on the weekend of June 15 and 16.

"I think my first feeling was that I couldn't believe it", Braga said. But it's not a battle she fights alone.

Lockett said having the support of her friends and family has helped her keep going, as well. Participants can raise money as a part of a team or individually.

"We were so excited to see familiar faces and all of our new teams", said event lead, Joyce McAloon.

Roberts Lodge That Gives provides a home away from home free of charge for Nova Scotians undergoing cancer treatment and other services that help local patients and their families during a hard time.

"I've done Relay, probably since 2000, so I've been in it for a long time. It's the survivors and caregivers that truly, truly understand the battle and the journey".

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