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Relay raises another $100k

Relay raises another $100k

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exeter – At the 9th annual Exeter Relay for Life, 36 teams and over 750 people helped raise nearly $109,000 to support the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives from cancer.

The funds raised go towards providing free information and support for people facing the diseases and funding cancer research. Donations can still be made by visiting relayforlife.org/exeterca or by mail at 251 E. Pine Street, Exeter, CA 93221.

“It was inspirational to see people from all parts of our community come out to support us and help save lives from cancer,” said Stefani Woods, Accounting Chair. “Together, we celebrated those surviving cancer, remembered loved ones lost, and took tangible action to make a difference.”

The Exeter Relay for Life started this year with unveiling its banner commemmorating its status as a “Million Dollar Community.” The relay reached the milestone after raising more than $1 million in the event’s first eight years.

Now, planning for the 2018 Exeter Relay for Life is underway. The Exeter Relay Committee announced that the 2018 event will be relocated to Dobson Field so they can incorporate more activities throughout the event. For more information, visit relayforlife.org/exeterca.

Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington in 1985, the Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. Uniting communities across the globe, it celebrates people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. All of the proceeds from the event go to the American Cancer Society.

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