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Relay For Life means a lot to coordinators

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

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

They held a PancakeBreakfast 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 anauction that started at 5:30 in the evening.

Peggy Reinhart helped puttogether this event and says she was pretty happy with what happened. Theystarted the annual event back in 2002 and have accumulated over two-hundredthousand dollars in the past decade.

"So many in our family wehave 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 itcomes to being impacted by the illness. Sandra Gates was also fully involved incoordinating the event and she says the future people that will be affected bycancer is what keeps her motivated.

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

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

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

Reinhart says you canalways donate to the American Cancer Society but next year if you areinterested in helping them coordinate the event, you can just keep your eyeopen for them.

 

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