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Keeping up the fight

Andrea Graham from Fast Pace makes some fresh cotton candy during Relay for Life. Several local businesses and organizations participated in the 23rd annual event Friday night.

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Hundreds turned out at Greenbrook Park Friday evening to support cancer survivors and to remember those who lost their battle with the disease.
“We relay for many reasons,” said organizer Renee Cantrell about the 23rd annual Relay for Life event held for DeKalb County and Smithville this past Friday. “I had a daughter who died from cancer and lost a grandmother.”

Cantrell noted there are a number of reasons for the event besides fundraising. “We pay for the survivors tonight,” she said. “And thank God for this good weather.”

Many of those who died from cancer were memorialized in the ...

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