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Relay for Life

By: Jummy Olabanji Email
By: Jummy Olabanji Email

May 13, 2007

The weekend-long event was sponsored by the American Cancer Society. It was held at the Monticello High School Track.

Members of the community, including current cancer patients and survivors, walked the track at Monticello for 24 hours to raise money and awareness for one of our nation's deadliest diseases.

"When I think about the fact that when I was diagnosed almost six years ago, there was only a couple of treatment options I had to look forward to. Now I've been through eight or 10 different treatments, and there's still others on the horizon, that's what things like this help contribute to," said David Blevins, a local man living with prostate cancer.

According to statistics, half of all men and one third of all women in the U.S. will develop cancer during their lifetimes.

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