Cancer survivors, families walk in Relay for Life event in Sparta

The sheer number of faces recognized can be overwhelming, with the realization how many people's lives are touched by cancer.

The Relay For Life program is a community event where teams and individuals set up campsites and take turns walking or running around a track or path.

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.

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Bernier explained the objective of the Relay for Life teams, and how the commitment of the volunteers is integral to the success of the American Cancer Society.

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

When cancer survivors and their caregivers line up for the Survivors' Lap at Relay for Life, it's hard not to be overcome by emotion, standing on the sidelines, clapping for those who have battled this disease and won.

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Collins noted that a film crew was also on hand at this year's Relay for Life in Johnson City.

Greene County Relay for Life participants have pulled off another strong year of fundraising for the American Cancer Society. "Another one of our unbelievable volunteers, Tina Aulabaugh of Brewster, past year organized a team and took part in the Patterson Relay". We are a family with the simple goal of raising as much money as we can.

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