Walking for a cure

 
 Messenger photo by Linda Dillman
 Tez Reardon and her four-month-old son, Tyson, take a lap around the track at Canal Winchester High School during the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, held in Canal Winchester on June 6-7. Around 700 participants walked around the track throughout the 18 hour event. Opening ceremonies at dusk included a survivor’s lap and hundreds of luminaries lined the oval at 10 p.m. Contests and concerts-including Relay Idol, children’s games, and a frozen t-shirt competition-entertained the crowd, as team tents ringed the stadium.   Relay For life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event. This was Canal Winchester’s third Relay for Life. "Our goal for fundraising for 2008 was $35,000, but Canal Winchester gave over and above that by raising $103,000 and we are still counting! We will continue to fund raise until Aug. 31," said Kris Sims, event chair.  Last year the event raised $33,000.
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