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On Friday, May 14, a group of approximately 40 Immokalee students participated in the Relay for Life walk in affiliation with the American Cancer Society. The event, which took place from Friday night to Satuday morning, “raised awareness for students and provided them opportunities to speak with people about cancer and its effects on their lives,” according to Elda Hernandez, a TIF staff member and participant at this year’s relay. Among other activities, there were night contests to see who could create the best spirit-stick as well as a contest to see who could walk the most laps. But it was the testimony of cancer survivors that touched the students and adults alike. According to the American Cancer Society, every year more than 3.5 million people in over 5,000 communities in the United States participate in Relay for Life walks.

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