Relay For Life celebrates life

Four million people participated in more than 6,000 events worldwide a year ago.

Cancer survivors, care takers and supporters showed up at Sparta Middle School's track to take place in the 11th Relay For Life event today.

With the turnout and amount of money raised in Brewster, the "little kid on the block" will soon join the ranks of its big brothers.

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.

All proceeds went towards the American Cancer Society.

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Katie DiVenuto, who helped to create the Brewster relay participated in Relays for Life in Somers.

At dusk, the bags became aglow thanks to battery-powered candles and glow sticks that were placed inside them by event volunteers. "Everyone had such a good time that Katie was able to whip up the magic sauce and the result is Brewster's first Relay for Life".

Collins noted that a film crew was also on hand at this year's Relay for Life in Johnson City. We are a family with the simple goal of raising as much money as we can. We don't want anyone to have to suffer through it any more.

Center Street in Merrill is the latest supporter of the popular Relay For Life of Merrill which annually raises over $60,000 for the fight against cancer.

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