Relay for life raises record funds to fight cancer



RelayForLifeP8018832.jpg About 100 cancer survivors take their ceremonial walk around the track to kick off the 2008 Marion County Relay for Life on Firday evening at the Marion High School track. Despite hot, sultry weather, the event raised more than $50,000 for the American Cancer Society, well surpassing the goal of $45,000, according to Janet Herzet, one of the organizers. About 1,600 luminaries, purchased and lit in honor of cancer victims and survivors, lined the track. Twenty-two teams participated in the event. Asked about this year?s success, Herzet said, ?I just think cancer has touched a lot of our lives?families, coworkers, parents, friends and children.?


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