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Alaskans prepare for Relay for Life

By KTVA CBS 11 News 7:24 AM May 15, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

The Anchorage Relay for Life is just a few weeks away, and organizers are asking for help reaching the event’s $380,000 fundraising goal.

All proceeds from the 24-hour event benefit the American Cancer Society, and relay chairwoman Lynn Lewis said it’s designed to include everyone touched by the disease.

“We do it family block party style, you know, people bring their tents and their RVs,” Lewis said. “We honor the survivors, because, you know, everyone knows someone who’s been impacted by cancer.”

So far, she said, the fundraising effort has brought in more than $132,000.

The event begins May 30 at 6 p.m. at Cuddy Family Midtown Park and ends 24 hours later.

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