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Relay For Life 2015

Hundreds of Texomans hit the track to take part in the Relay For Life in Wichita Falls.

It is the largest event for the American Cancer Society.  All of the proceeds go to the organization to support research efforts and programs.

The super theme event kicked off and 7:00p.m. on Friday and will last until 7:00a.m. on Saturday.   Since cancer touches so many lives, the big even helps people remember the lives lost and they also celebrate the people who have gone though the cancer journey.

They started the event with the survivor lap.  Survivors were asked to line up by the number of years they have been cancer free.  Then the organizers asked if their supporter, or caregivers would join them in the walk.  The people who lost loved ones to cancer also joined the walk.  Everyone applauded them as they made the first lap.

Then everyone else got to take part on the track.  Some people walked, while others ran.  It was a great time for everyone to spend time together.

There was great music and lots of places for kids to play around.  During the event they also lit luminaries to honor those who lost their battle.

Overall, it was a great time to reflect on how much cancer affects communities.

The goal was to raise $100,000.

Alexandra McClung, Newschannel 6
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