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School in Kenilworth has its own Relay for Life

19 May 2017

In total, the 50 Ipswich teams registered have raised nearly half of their $90,000 with donations now sitting at $37,610.

"The largest hope is the community coming out so that they can let the people know there is hope", one event organizer said.

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The event, known as a Relay For Life, is one of nine such cancer support events in CT over the weekend, according to a release.

Just as dark falls across the stadium, around 9 p.m., the luminaries and lanterns will be lighted - with each flame symbolizing the hope each survivor and cancer patient should have. Events begin at 5 p.m. and the survivor's walk will be at 6 p.m.

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In addition to walking or running around the high school track relay-style, the afternoon and evening will feature activities and a number of special celebrations remembering all those who have battled cancer, as well as those who continue to fight the disease.

Teams of youth and adults representing churches and organizations from all over the county will have a wide variety of crafts, handmade items, baked goods and food available for sale for benefit of the cancer campaign.

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Shown at top, captains from 23 relay teams take a moment to be recognized. The money goes toward the American Cancer Society to fund research, education, programs and services. She stated, "Chambers County is a great community and we look forward to watching this relay grow". Numerous teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.

School in Kenilworth has its own Relay for Life