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More birthdays: It's the reason we Relay
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Relay for Life participants make their way around the luminary-lined track. The annual event was held April 27 at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds.

Local residents gathered for a singular purpose on April 27 — more birthdays.

The annual Relay for Life in Bulloch County kicked off at 5 p.m. at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds, and organizers called this year's event a "huge success."

Survivors gathered with loved ones who remember those who fought brave battles, along with others who just want to fight cancer. The annual event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, and it brings the fight home each year. During the event, teams  and individuals take turns walking around a track or designated path. 

The event also features games and activities, food, music and more. This year's event featured a survivor cookout, opening ceremony, survivor/caregiver walk, and luminaria ceremony.

Money is still being collected for the cause, and can be sent to the Savannah office at 4849 Paulsen Street, Suite 102. For more information, call (912) 355-5196, or see the Facebook page for Relay for Life-Bulloch/GSU. You can also e-mail bailey.semkuley@cancer.org.

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