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By Jim Fisher
For The Sentinel 

Relay for Life draws 261 walkers


Jim Fisher for The Sentinel

Rallying to beat cancer: Team members are in position to Rally for Life Saturday night at the high school.

Goldendale hosted its very first Relay for Life on Saturday. 261 walkers registered to participate on 16 different teams for the 24-hour event, which raises funds for the fight against cancer. $26,000 were raised by participants in the Goldendale event this year, with $3,700 of that being collected at the relay event itself.

These volunteer powered events, often shortened to just “Relay,” are held nation-wide each year to generate money for the American Cancer Society, which has been firmly entrenched in the fight against cancer for 100 years now. Volunteer participants form teams that raise money together. The teams are usually centered around a friend or family member who has sur...

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