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Relay step closer to cure

Cancer is one of the nation’s biggest health concerns, with statistics that report one in three Americans will have some form of the disease in their lifetimes.

And for those who never get cancer, the chances are great that someone they know or love will.

Cancer does not discriminate based on age, sex, religion, economic or social status.

That’s why it is more important than ever to raise awareness as well as funds for research so we can one day win the fight against the disease.

Last year, the Lawrence County Relay for Life raised more than $47,000 for the fight against cancer.

This year’s event is from 6 p.m.-midnight tonight at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds and will mark the 20th anniversary of the relay in our county.

Batman from Heroes4Higher will be there with his Batmobile and there will be food and entertainment until the closing ceremony at midnight.

Money raised goes to the American Cancer Society for research, funding Hope Lodge facilities for those whose cancer treatments take them far from home, the Road to Recovery transportation program, Look Good Feel Better programs and Reach to Recovery support groups.

With everyone working together and supporting Relay for Life, hopefully, one day a cure will be found.