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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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