Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Health Care | By Jeffery Armstrong

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

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

So many of our friends and family members have faced the challenges of dealing with this bad disease, Relay For Life empowers our community to fight back. Four million people participated in more than 6,000 events worldwide previous year. American Legion Riders entered the Hoisington Activity Center to present colors and stand by as the Rev. Don Paden delivered the opening prayer. Relay for life of Tom Green County hosted "Bowling for Boobies", Saturday.

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.

Organizers moved this year's "Relay for Life" from in front of Old Main at Minot State University to inside the MSU Dome, due to weather.

The emotional Luminary Ceremony takes place at 10 p.m. with closing ceremonies happening at 11:30 p.m.

She spoke of how the disease had touched her, and ones she'd loved, including her grandpa who died of lung cancer, her uncle who lost his battle with prostate cancer, and one her mother's friend who died of leukemia just last week. On into the night, teams continued to walk, until at 3 a.m. the closing ceremonies were held, calling to a close the 2017 event.

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