Survivors in spotlight at Warren Relay

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – It may have rained early in the day Friday, but it couldn’t rain on the parade of volunteers, cancer survivors and supporters of the Relay for Life in Warren’s Courthouse Square.

Relay for Life in Warren is the biggest fundraiser for the American Cancer Society in Ohio and is the 47th largest relay in the nation.

Cancer survivors kicked off the 24-hour walk-a-thon at 6 p.m. and said they were touched by the support the community has shown them. For Teri Sullivan, it’s a special moment.

“They care about me. They don’t even know me but they clap for me when I do the lap,” Sullivan said.

The Warren Relay goes until 6 p.m. Saturday.

In the coming weeks, more than a dozen other communities around the area will be holding Relay for Life events, including Boardman’s event, which is May 16 and 17.

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