Thousands raised for a cure for cancer

11 June, 2017, 10:37 | Author: Keith Rowe
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A crowd of more than 200 people raised more than $25,000 for a cure for cancer.

A film crew from the American Cancer Society was on hand at this year's Greene County Relay for Life to film for an upcoming promotional video.

Cancer survivors said the support from the community means everything to them. That research is performed at facilities like Vanderbilt Medical Center, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Such was the case Friday evening as the 2017 Relay for Life opening ceremonies began, promptly at 6 p.m.

Live auctions, food and music also were at the event in order to raise money.

For six hours on Friday night, people of all ages walked around McLeod Athletic Park, or, on the artifical turf, they danced, or kicked soccer balls, or stood in groups and mingled, during the Langley Relay For Life, to raise funds and awareness in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. He imagined teams gathering together and doing the same thing in their communities and that is what Relay for Life became.

She spoke of how the disease had touched her, and ones she'd loved, including her grandpa who died of lung cancer, her uncle who lost his battle with prostate cancer, and one her mother's friend who died of leukemia just last week. The walk continued until midnight.


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