Folks raise money and awareness for cancer research

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) — Folks were walking to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life was held at the Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene at 1850 North Fairfield Road Saturday afternoon.

Relay for Life is the largest fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the world to celebrate survivors, remember lost loved ones, and encourage those fighting the fight.

“My mother-in-law actually passed away last year from pancreatic cancer. She had a short fight and we lost her, and that’s one of the reasons we got involved on a volunteer level. It’s really been therapeutic as well,” said volunteer Carrie Gray.

Volunteers said even before Saturday’s relay, they raised more than $11,000.

The event concludes with a luminary ceremony at 9 p.m.

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