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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Volunteers are putting the final plans in place for the countyâ€™s Relay for Life event slated for June 7 at 8 a.m. at Indian Springs Middle School, Columbia City.
The 24-hour walk will raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Funds raised at the Whitley County event will financially support local patients and cancer survivors.
Currently, relay participants have raised $7,810 of the $35,000 goal. Eighteen teams have already registered, however, local organizers have a goal of 35. There is still time to register a team and to generate funds for the cause.
Many relayers register the day of the event and several teams hold on-site fundraisers to keep boosting their teamâ€™s total.
â€śSome of the things the teams do are really creative,â€ť said Co-Chair Tammy Gross. â€śEven if you canâ€™t spend the day or arenâ€™t part of a team, it is fun to come out just for a little while and have lunch or participate in the silent auction. Either way, it all goes for the same good cause.â€ť
Three teams have already turned in more than $1,000 â€” one of them has surpassed $2,000.
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