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Updated: 04/09/2014 08:00:03AM

Relay for Life raises awareness, money

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PHOTOS BY JAMES COULTER

Fort Meade High School Band director Michael Yopp warms up his musicians who performed at the Relay last Friday evening.

PHOTO BY JAMES COULTER

This year's theme was "Cancer is Not A Game," so the Fort Meade Woman's Club created this giant chess board and pieces.

PHOTO BY JAMES COULTER

One of the many fundraisers on site was a chance for youngsters to make and take their own handmade crafts.

PHOTO BY CHARLES BAKER

Alex Ortiz and his 69-year-old grandmother enjoyed some time together, while supporing a great cause.

PHOTO BY JAMES COULTER

Many relay participants applauded as cancer survivors took their victory lap at the start of last weekend's Fort Meade and Frostproof Relay for Life.

Members of the Fort Meade jazz band who entertained included, from left: Jacob Abbott, Michael Grier and Andreas Rodriguez.

Relay is all about support, as Mary Coulter, center discovers. Coulter has participated in every Relay for Life event in Fort Meade. The 73-year-old said her sister passed from cancer more than a decade ago and that her mother also suffered from cancer.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Many of those participating in Bartow's Relay for Life rally are cancer survivors, while many others have been indirectly affected by the disease, having family, friends, associates and co-workers who have been diagnosed with various forms of cancer.

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