Fundraiser for cancer recovery inspires solidarity, brings support

Opening ceremony at Relay for Life in 2017. (Photo by Sharon Clark)

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Next month, Relay for Life kicks off its 24 hours of walking event to fundraise for cancer recovery. Local American Cancer Society organizer and sponsorship coordinator Sarah Nugent says Kodiak has been holding the event for over a decade.

Nugent says Relay for Life is important to her because she lost her mother to cancer a few years ago.

“It is tough, but this is my way to fight back and help provide services for other families that may be going through something that I went through.”

The funding from Relay for Life goes to those battling cancer and their loved ones, nationwide.

Nugent says one way Relay for Life helps caregivers is by providing a community of support. The 24-hour walk at the end of July serves that purpose as well as being a method for raising awareness and funds.

It’ll kick off July 28 at noon at the Woody Way Field.

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