Relay for Life team tops Ipswich donations

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The 2017 Warren Relay for Life, often the state's top relay in the American Cancer Society's signature fund-raising event, raised $266,735 after expenses. At right (middle), it was a ideal spring evening for walking in support of cancer research.

Lebanon County's event had over 90 registered teams and raised over $300,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Relay for Life is set to kick off with laps just for survivors and caregivers. Its goal is to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and its programs to combat cancer.

The keynote speaker for the inaugural event will be Dr. William DeRosa, chief of Oncology Services for the new MD Anderson Cancer Center, set to open at 150 Park Ave.in Florham Park in the spring of 2018.

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"I am thrilled to be part of making a difference right here in our own community". Comox still runs an annual 12-hour overnight relay and will be the last event of its kind on the Island.

BEFORE burning calories walking and running all night at Relay for Life, Ipswich team Aussies Against Cancer indulged in a few sweet treats for a good cause.

Event Organizer Jan Tyler said fundraising reached $123,366.19 at Saturday's Closing Ceremony.

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