14th Annual Relay For Life raises nearly $150,000

NORWICH The 14th Annual Chenango Relay For Life was an unprecedented success, according to event chair Marie DeSarro, who announced an preliminary total of $149,500 in donations for cancer research and prevention.

Approximately 180 cancer survivors joined hundreds of county residents, family members, friends and co-workers for the two day event at the Chenango County Fairgrounds.

Survivors also enjoyed a special Survivor Celebration Dinner thanks to the Fox Run Event Center and the Smyrna Market.

In addition, more than 100 people participated in the third American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study, a historic investigation into the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors which cause or prevent cancer, according to relayforlife.org.

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