PG Relay for Life walking on new grounds this weekend

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Fifty teams of fundraisers paraded down Coffeen Street in Watertown to the Fairgrounds for the Jefferson County Relay for Life Friday night - a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

"She was really kind and she helped me and I helped her when we needed each other", says Ayla Windley, Relay For Life Participant. "That came to approximately 373 participants".

During opening ceremonies, emcee Rick Zimmerman welcomed Lola McMurter to the stage. Forty teams joined together on June 1-2 at the Southington High School, all with different stories and inspirations, with the common goal of supporting ACS, the nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer.

There will be a number of traditional relay activities, including the moving luminaria ceremony and lap in remembrance of all those who have lost the battle, as well as themed laps - many with specialized music programming like the "limbo lap" - and plans are being set for an early morning "wake up" yoga session; and once again, Monsignor Robert Weiss from St Rose of Lima has offered to hold a Mass for those attendees who celebrate.

Digby's Relay for Life is scheduled for June 16 at the Digby arena and Yarmouth will have its Relay for Life June 23 at the Mariners Centre. We started relaying for her when I was seven and have done it ever since. "We want to continuously find breakthroughs". "They can be anywhere from five dollars to thousands of dollars a month, and people need all the support they can get".

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I relay for my spouse who developed thyroid cancer in 2006. "The will and desire to help others know that cancer does not have to be a death sentence keeps me going".

"Everybody here has either gone through it or knows somebody that went through it".

"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. "They donated a $10,000 kitchen for us to raffle", Jackson said. "We are all touched by cancer; someone we love has either had cancer or has cancer". "On Saturday, Amherst will be cheering on survivors, walking the track, and passing the baton, all part of an unforgettable Relay for Life experience". A special auto show will be held at the fairgrounds at 9 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. Dash plaques will be given to the first 50 registered vehicles. Luminaria bags are for sale online and at the Relay to place around the track in memory of those who have passed and to honor those who are still fighting the disease or who have survived, sometimes for many years.

According to Anderson and Hetzler, the special plans for 2019's milestone relay are "top-secret". "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". Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in thousands of communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it's time to take action against cancer.

Nutter Fort, W.Va. - The sun was shining and the heat was up but that didn't't keep folks from gathering at the Clarksburg City Park in Nutter Fort Friday evening for Harrison County's Relay for Life.

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