Over 300 people attended the Somerset Relay for life to celebrate the survival of cancer patients and to pay their tribute to those, who have died due to cancer. The relay was held for the 17th year.
People knowing the seriousness of this disease come and join this relay, every year. Most of the people joining the event have someone close affected by this disease.
The Event aimed to collect the fund of $87,500, this fund will be given for cancer related researches, patient care, education and early detection of the disease.
"It is amazing Somerset Relay for Life has so much community support and involvement it is just fantastic", said Jennifer Barron.
According to Phil Stern, Co- Chairman of the event, the walk shows the seriousness of the disease, it tells that people should respect the cancer survivors and that their life is something which should be celebrated. He said that more people should be told about the event.
Zachary Glessner, who is 13 years old, was the ambassador for this relay. He said that people should understand that anyone can be the victim of this disease, and it makes him feel good that there are people who want to support the patients and come forward too.
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