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Relay for Life raises $120,000

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1,200 in Madera for 24-hour event to benefit cancer society

Maderans of all walks of life, ages and causes gathered at Lions Town and Country Park at the annual Relay For Life and raised $119,759 for the American Cancer Society.

The fundraising will continue until Aug. 31 and will raise well over $120,000 by the end.

This is the 12th year the event has been held at the park with Madera Parks and Community Services co-sponsoring. Park staff agreed this year’s Relay was one of the most attended and estimated 1,200 citizens participated in the 24-hour walk-a-thon.

Opening ceremonies began Saturday morning with Relay chairperson Hopemarie Ornelas introducing Mayor Brett Frazier. Frazier reflected on his father, Steve Frazier’s battle with cancer and thanked everyone for participating...


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