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Walking for a cure

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By Sharon Warner

The 2014 Relay for Life teams braved the cool winds last Friday night and into early Saturday morning at Jefferson Community and Technical College with 22 teams and 184 participants bringing in more than $35,243.72 for the American Cancer Society. Money will be collected until Aug. 31 and checks can be mailed to The American Cancer Society, 701 West Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, Ky. 40203. Contributions can be Designated for Shelby County Relay for Life. Friday’s events included the survivor dinner and walk, and medallions were placed around the neck of each cancer survivor by Heaven Redmon, 2014 Junior Miss Relay for Life in Shelby County. Caregivers joined the survivors for a second lap. Members of the fund-raising teams then continued their walks to raise money and awareness. To join the 2015 Relay for Life of Shelby County committee, E-mail trish.kite-hannon@cancer.org.

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