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Dedicated walkers took the final steps to put a bow on this year’s Relay for Life in Boardman.
Organizers said $181,500 was collected leading up to and during the event at Boardman Center Middle School.
The money raised will stay here in the Valley to help fund cancer research and prevention efforts.
A great crowd of volunteers and walkers came out to take part in the relay.
“We had a lot more survivors than I’m used to on the track, which is a great problem to have,” said volunteer event chair Danielle Procopio. “Lots of purple shirts, so lots of people that are showing that the money we’re raising is actually working.”
In case you missed the relay, there’s still time to donate to the American Cancer Society efforts in the Valley.
Their fiscal year ends August 31.