Join 10 On Your Side at Relay For Life


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"I had Hodgkin's nearly 20 years ago", said Gardiner, who has been in remission ever since.

"I had breast cancer and I've done the survival walk since 2002".

Coinciding with the race at the athletic ground, Relay for Life will witness Tsheten Dorji with his team walk from Paro town from 4am in the morning to Thimphu. "Among general population, there is a high level of stigma and cancer is viewed as a death sentence", she said. This year, we're doing it in memory of my husband, who died on January 1 of this year.

While undergoing treatment, Betler had to drive to Albany several times a week, during a time when she had lost both of her jobs.

"I'm so incredibly thankful for that service and all those wonderful people I talked to during those rough nights of my life", Betler said. Betler said the American Cancer Society would unexpectedly send her giftcards for gas that always seemed to arrive during the most hard times. "It also helps supports some of their programs throughout Washington State and the country" Klein said.

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"His diagnosis came about after he could not catch his breath", she explained. "I think Relay is important because this is a community and it gives survivors strength and helps them realize that they are not alone".

"Throughout the whole process, the Cancer Society has been really supportive", she said.

After that, representatives from each team will take turns walking the course throughout the evening, raising money along the way.

Watson pitched the idea of holding a Relay For Life event to district administrators in September, she said, and they were fully on board.

The annual Relay for Life year is taking place in Maxville on Friday and organizers have lots planned for what will be the biggest cancer research fundraiser of the year.

"The students have raised money all school year to raise funds for the fight against cancer", said Nick Liporace, community development manager for the American Cancer Society.