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A celebration of life
Relay for Life draws throngs of cancer survivors, supporters, volunteers
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Eight-year cancer survivor Donna Kay Edmonds gives granddaughter Bryce Anne Williams, 12, a kiss on the head as the 2011 Relay for Life kicks off at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds Friday.
If one didn’t know better, the crowd at the Bulloch County Relay for Life Friday night could have been mistaken for the annual fair, the grounds were so packed. Cars filled the parking lots before 6 p.m. as people made their ways to the center of activity around the edges of the relay course.The event began around 5 p.m., when local cancer survivors enjoyed a cook out in the Statesboro Kiwanis Building. Afterwards, survivors were given badges citing the number of years they have been battling cancer, as well as gift bags filled with small tokens of encouragement.Purple shirts touting celebration of life, with the words “There’s no such thing as too many candles” carried the “Celebration” theme, promoting more birthdays.
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