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Elida High School hosts Relay for Life

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Events like a cornhole tournament, a bake sale, and a dunk tank were just some of the events that people could participate in along with walking around the track as part of the "Walk-a-thon". Events like a cornhole tournament, a bake sale, and a dunk tank were just some of the events that people could participate in along with walking around the track as part of the "Walk-a-thon".

High school students and community members alike were in Elida to help support the American Cancer Society at Elida High School's Relay for Life.

Events like a cornhole tournament, a bake sale, and a dunk tank were just some of the events that people could participate in along with walking around the track as part of the "Walk-a-thon". Planning by Elida's Student Council as well as the Good Vibes Club for the event lasted all year, so seeing support for the event meant a lot to the students who put it together.

"It’s amazing, it’s nice because I feel like we’ve all been affected by cancer and just to see everyone come and support it and raise money for it, it’s wonderful," said Samantha Finnerty, Student Council President at Elida High School.

The reason for this event also hit home for several of the people who planned the relay, something they say helped to motivate them to create something amazing this year.

"My grandfather actually passed away from cancer, and it was really hard on us because of it - he was really important in our family - and my uncle had cancer too, but he was able to recover from it," Finnerty said. "I wish everyone could have that chance to find out that their family is cancer free because not everyone gets that, that’s really upsetting, so to raise money to try and find a cure is wonderful."

"It’s great to see this many people out here and especially from the community itself, I think it’s amazing because cancer has affected me personally with my mom, she was diagnosed with cancer a couple of years ago and she’s currently with no evidence of disease but we can’t say that she’s cancer free yet, and a lot of people here have been affected by the cancer, and seeing everyone come together for this one great cause it’s truly amazing," said Jordan Crates, president of the Good Vibes Club for Elida High School.

The Relay for Life is put on by Elida every year.

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