Archive for Thursday, June 7, 2001

Relay for Life more than laps around a track

June 7, 2001

Hundreds of miles will be logged at the De Soto High School track Friday night and Saturday morning as residents, seemingly going nowhere, walk laps around the football field.

In fact, they will be accomplishing a lot.

The De Soto Relay for Life raises money for cancer research, and each lap walked represents a commitment to finding a cure for the disease that has affects so many.

A schedule of events and a rundown of the night's activities can be found on page one of this week's newspaper.

We hope every De Soto resident will find the time to put in at least one lap and donate whatever money they can for the cause.

No one makes it through life without being affected by cancer in one way or another.

Although a cure may be years away, De Soto resident Charlene Braley testifies that money raised for research does make a difference in the lives of those with cancer. Braley has battled cancer for more than 10 years and has survived three bouts of the disease. Before last year's Relay for Life, Braley told the Explorer how medical advances made her treatments easier with each battle.

Spend a little time this weekend to help make this year's relay the best ever, and as you make your way around the track, remember why you're there.

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