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Snapshots from Relay For Life, More Than $75,000 Raised

Photos from the 2012 Relay for Life of Stow and Munroe Falls.

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Stow and Munroe Falls was held last weekend, June 2-3, at the Akron General Wellness Center North.

It was a great success, as our 30 teams raised over $75,000 for this important cause. We were blessed with great weather, other than a couple of brief showers. But those showers gave us a couple of beautiful rainbows, too.

There was a lot going on, from games to a dunk tank to live musical and dance performances to the very funny Ms. Relay contest. Plus there were all kinds of things for sale, to raise more money for cancer research and education--if you didn't find a raffle basket that interested you, there were handmade goods or snacks or jewelry to purchase.

And all the while, team members took turns walking around the fifth of a mile long "track" in the parking lot of the Wellness Center, always keeping the Relay going, all night long, to symbolize the 24-hour fight of those battling cancer.

I am proud of the Stow and Munroe Falls communities for coming together once again to celebrate, remember, and fight back against the devastation of cancer. 

Here are some photos I took of the event, as Publicity Committee co-Chair, while also acting as co-Captain of the team "Send Cancer To the Showers." 

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Erin Hosek June 07, 2012 at 04:50 PM
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