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Updated: 04/09/2014 08:00:01AM

Walking for a cure

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Last year's Port Charlotte Relay for Life event officially started with the traditional Survivor and Caregiver Lap around the Port Charlotte High School track and football field.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY MAT DELANEY


The Lake Placid High School marching band performed the National Anthem before leading the Survivor Lap that officially opened Friday night's Relay for Life in Lake Placid.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY MAT DELANEY


Toby's Clowns were well-represented at Relay for Life, hosting a tent offering face painting and snacks. This trio of clown had a special mission as they walked in memory of Dakoda Dumas.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY MAT DELANEY


The Lykes Brothers, Inc. team was announced as the unofficial top money-raiser for Relay for Life in Lake Placid. Final numbers will be announced at a May 8 wrap-up party at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY MAT DELANEY


The Delray Plants team embraced the theme "Racing for a cure" and donned jumpsuits and carried a checkered flag-theme banner as they walked the track at Relay for Life.

By BRENDA BARBOSA

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MURDOCK — In 2008, Ken Johnson was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Doctors told him he had six months to live.

Today, the 63-year-old Port Charlotte man is more active than ever as a husband, father, grandfather and volunteer. More important, though, he’s a survivor.

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