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Relay madness raises money for American Cancer Society

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Several community members were able to shoot free throws for a cause Saturday.

Relay Madness took place at Valley View to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

The Relay Madness fundraiser has been successful for many years in Region 8, partly because it is so easy to participate in.

Anyone could come and shoot 50 free throws.

Shooters were encouraged to have people sponsor them and donate money for the free throws they made.

Community Manager for the American Cancer Society Jackie Wallice said this type of fundraiser is perfect to follow March Madness and it doesn't cost them any money.

He said it's all about giving back.

“The research and the programs we provide to help, to have a day where no longer we have to do this,” Wallice said. “We will defeat cancer and we are getting closer every day.”

This year, Relay Madness was in honor of Dick Clay.

The media outlet who raised the most money gets to take home a plaque.

Wallice said all the support today brought in more than $7,000.

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