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Steps were taken to fund cancer research and support patient services Saturday at Whitley Countyâ€™s Relay for Life 24-hour walk-a-thon.
The event, held at Indian Springs Middle School, raised more than $35,000 and brought in more than 114 participants.
Relay for Life is a global fundraiser sponsored by the American Cancer Society that works to not only fund research to fight cancer, but also exists to support those who are diagnosed with the illness.
Although awareness and funds are generated across the world, money raised at Saturdayâ€™s event will benefit Whitley County patients.
â€śI donâ€™t think many people understand that what we do during Relay benefits our neighbors, our co-workers and those that live right in our community,â€ť said Event Co-Chair Tammy Gross.
â€śItâ€™s very powerful to see everyone come together for the same cause. Thereâ€™s power and unity when we all gather in one place at one time to have one voice.â€ť
Fighting cancer is a serious cause, but Whitley Countyâ€™s event made had an entertaining spin.
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