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GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – Breakfast, live music, skeet shooting and an auction were all a part of an event to raise money for cancer.

The "We are Family" Relay for Life team set up this event Saturday morning to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

They held a Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. The skeet shooting followed the breakfast. Then they had live performances around 3 p.m. and ended the night with an auction that started at 5:30 in the evening.

Peggy Reinhart helped put together this event and says she was pretty happy with what happened. They started the annual event back in 2002 and have accumulated over two-hundred thousand dollars in the past decade.

"So many in our family we have either lost to cancer or are currently battling cancer, and I have had cancer. So we just started the team of our own", Reinhart says.

She isn't alone when it comes to being impacted by the illness. Sandra Gates was also fully involved in coordinating the event and she says the future people that will be affected by cancer is what keeps her motivated.

"I'm a part of the Relay for Life because my family has been affected by cancer and I have lost a lot of friends and relatives. And I feel any way that we can raise money for the American Cancer Society, we can help someone else fight their battle with cancer", Gates said.

We asked Gates why someone should consider donating to the American Cancer Society and she thinks the public should think of the others around them.

 "With every dollar that we raise, it helps someone else prolonging their life and living a little longer and celebrating their birthday".

Reinhart says you can always donate to the American Cancer Society but next year if you are interested in helping them coordinate the event, you can just keep your eye open for them.

 

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