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Relay for Life raises nearly $55,000
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Cancer survivors took center stage Friday night during the opening ceremony of DeKalb County’s 14th Annual Relay for Life at Greenbrook Park.After introducing themselves and sharing the number of years of being cancer free, each survivor was presented a medallion in their honor.They then officially launched the event by joining together to walk the first lap around the track lined with luminarias.Carrying a huge purple and white survivor sign, applause rang out with each step they took. Members of Boy Scout Troop 347 presented the colors, followed by the National Anthem performed by Suzanne Slager.Smithville Church of God Minister Bro. Michael Farr delivered the invocation prior to the survivor introductions.Survivors Sherry Cross and Bonnie Rigsby performed a special song in honor of survivors, followed by prayer by Bro.