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The fact that money is given to researchers and used for various programs and services is"Why i continue, because i know it's working,"Denoyer said.
Including dean, several students know the effects of cancer on a personal level.Amber beaudrie, a junior, lost her cousin at age 26.Sophomore kendra scott's uncle died in february of cancer believed to be related to agent orange exposure in vietnam.
500 expected at local Relay for Life Region Traverse City Record
"People that come for the first time just get hooked,"Said lisa hofbauer, a community representative for the american cancer society's northern michigan area service center. "It kind of gets the fire burning in you. "
Her father is an 18year survivor of prostate cancer, and she has participated in the
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relay ever since his diagnosis.
The ceremony is the hardest.Participants write the names of family and friends who battled the disease on paper bags, and candles are lit at dusk in their honor.
Julia, 17, said she learned after walking for the first time last year that even small gestures matter.
But after she was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer in 2002, and again in 2007,
she hasn't been able to bring herself to go back.
Now in its 25th year, relay for life is held annually in communities across the
nation.Last year, $105, 000 was raised during grand traverse county's event, hofbauer said.
Traverse city renee dean used to walk in the annual relay for life cancer fundraiser.
Junior rozzlon grzesiek and senior julia archibald both lost relatives to pancreatic cancer.
Traverse city high has participated for 10 years.Students sell candy bars and return pop cans to raise $100 each, said donna novak, a staff member who serves as team captain.
"You can't put it out of your
mind when your name's on the bag,"Said dean, a nurse at traverse city high school who is now in remission.
Students and staff members at the alternative high school will participate in this year's relay, a 24hour fundraiser for the american cancer society.Saturday at the grand traverse county civic center.The largest such event for the organization,
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this year will include nearly 500 participants and 46 teams.
Organizers hope to earn $115, 000 this year, but the economic recession has trickled down to fundraisers:The number of business sponsors is down for this year's event.
Diane denoyer's team raised the most money last year, a feat she hopes to repeat
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this year.Already, the traverse city resident raised at least $2, 600 on her own.
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