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Auburn gears up for Relay for Life

Luminaries will be lit at the Auburn Relay for Life in honor of those affected by cancer. - Reporter file photo
Luminaries will be lit at the Auburn Relay for Life in honor of those affected by cancer.
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As of Tuesday, 63 teams and 412 participants had raised $71,959.15 for Auburn's Relay for Life event and its part in the global fight against cancer.

Auburn's Relay for Life starts at 6 p.m. Friday at Auburn Memorial Stadium and ends on the following afternoon.

At Relay For Life events like Auburn's, communities across the world come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight a disease that has already taken too much and too many.

Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Events are up to 24 hours long.

In more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries, Relay For Life events comprise the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Each Relay For Life event is special to its community, but the movement's true power lies in the combined commitment of thousands of participants, volunteers, and supporters to help the American Cancer Society save lives from cancer.

Every year, the movement raises more than $400 million.

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