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Relay for Life celebrates fighters, remembers survivors

Relay for Life celebrates fighters, remembers survivors

According to Amy Collins, a creative director with the five-person film crew that was on hand, the Greene County Relay for Life was one of only four Relay events nationwide to be chosen for the filming.

She, in turn, presented the 2017 Relay for Life Community Engagement Award to Heartland Cancer Center, a place where many attending that evening event have spent some time.

More than $160,000 has been raised to date in this year's effort, according to Jessica Poff, community manager with the area American Cancer Society chapter. Team Acrish remembers the late rabbi of Temple Beth Eloheim, Sol Acrish, who lost his battle to the insidious disease past year. "We often wondered why not in Brewster?"

When cancer survivors and their caregivers line up for the Survivors' Lap at Relay for Life, it's hard not to be overcome by emotion, standing on the sidelines, clapping for those who have battled this disease and won.

Walsh described Putnam's Relays for Life as "sister relays-not competitive relays". That's only part of the reason they volunteer. We are a family with the simple goal of raising as much money as we can. Rallying the passion of 4 million people worldwide, Relay For Life events raise funds that help fuel the mission of the American Cancer Society.

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