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The Race Is On To Beat Cancer

(KHNL) - It's literally a race to fight cancer. Communities across the state are holding relays to battle the disease.  

Organizers and teams are set up their tents and their booths.

Hundreds of people ran and walked around Magic Island.

The relay went all night long so there was plenty of entertainment.

Some special guests were among the first to arrive at the central Oahu relay for life.

Honored guests included cancer survivors.

The relay began on a solemn note as those who are winning their battle against cancer took their place for the opening lap.

Some were weak from chemotherapy.

Others hide bald heads with ballcaps.

All take life one day at a time.

Relay for life cheers on survivors and celelbrates life. 

Through the money raised they promote cancer education, research, and advocacy and patient services for those afflicted with cancer.

Almost 50 Magic Island teams have raised nearly fifty thousand dollars.

 

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