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Walk aims to 'finish the fight'

Posted: April 1, 2014 - 2:38pm

The Relay for Life of North Augusta/Midland Valley will be held May 9 from 6 p.m. to midnight at North Augusta High School’s stadium.

“We’re really excited,” said Lisa Glass, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Specialist. “Each year it seems that it is bigger and better.”

This year’s theme is “finish the fight”.

“We’ll have lots of race type things...each team can choose their own version of that,” she said.

The event will have its traditional activities such as the survivors walk, caregivers walk and luminary ceremony.

“It’s really special,” Glass said commenting on the survivors walk.“There are some who just finished treatment and others currently going through treatment. We’re cheering them on and seeing the hope. There is hope for the future. It is why we do what we do.”

Other activities planned for the evening include team–created activities, food, children-geared activities, Shepeard Community Blood Center’s blood mobile and a gaming truck with video game systems.

This year, the goal is $50,000. Teams have been holding various activities to raise funds toward the goal.

The goal was increased this year after last year’s goal of $35,000 was surpassed by the start of the event.

“Everyone wants to do their part,” said Glass of the annual event. “It’s very encouraging to see how the community comes together.”

There are currently about 15 teams signed up and others interested in participating may register at relayforlife.org/namvsc.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Relay for Life of North Augusta/Midland Valley

WHEN: 6 p.m. to midnight May 9

WHERE: North Augusta High School stadium, 2000 Knobcone Ave.

PARTICIPATE: Register at relayforlife.org/namvsc

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