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Relay for Life kicks off at Cameron University

LAWTON, Okla._ The American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life is being held Cameron University on Friday.

Every year, the event starts with a special survivors' lap, and then one by one, they are invited to share with the audience how long they have been winning their personal fight.

The Relay for Life is one of the Cancer Society's biggest fundraisers. Relay Specialist, Lyndse Tatum said the money goes to cancer research and support systems for those who are fighting the disease.

"We do a lot of things for our cancer survivors. We offer free wigs out of our ACS office. We also offer hotel stays for caregivers while patients are going through treatment. We do road to recovery programs,” said Tatum

The walkers started at seven on Friday, and they will keep walking until seven Saturday morning.

Many of the walkers are from local businesses and organizations who have been getting pledges since November.

Tatum said this year's goal is $100 thousand, and she is optimistic they will reach it.

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