Cancer survivor thanks Relay for Life

Relay For Life participants pass a sign that reads

Imagine a world free from cancer.

One addition to Friday's festivities will be the balloon release, which is scheduled to take place around 8 p.m. Participants can attach a person's name to the balloon, either honoring their passing or a cancer survivor. Your participation and donations make a difference: $50.00 could help provide five rides to and from treatment for a cancer patient.

Waterford Union High School will be hosting its third annual Bark for Life event on Sunday, April 30.

The Gage County Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society fundraiser is coming up April 29 and organizers say there's still time to support the event held at the Gage County Fairgrounds.

Shown is Matt Iseman, comedian, actor, television host, Celebrity Apprentice Winner 2017, physician and cancer survivor at Relay For Life 2016 with Valley Center survivors. The Relay will run from 5 to 11 p.m. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event as well. Join us by raising funds in our fight against cancer, celebrate our survivors and remember our loved ones. This is a family-friendly community event that includes music, games, silent auction and many laps.

The Mark Shaw Agency is inviting all readers to help make a positive impact and improve cancer research efforts by taking the time to help support the event from the following page:'re-Bigger-Than-Cancer_17_community_cause.

According to the American Cancer Society annual report on cancer incidence, mortality and survival "Cancer Facts and Figures 2017", the cancer death rate in the US has dropped 25 percent over the past two decades. We assisted more than 147,000 patients with transportation to and from treatment, lodging, and helped to remove barriers to care.

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