Cancer survivors, caregivers honored at Relay For Life

Cancer survivors, caregivers honored at Relay For Life

Since the Greene County Relay for Life's formation in 1995, the event had been held at the Greeneville Middle School Track.

Although that wasn't quite reached, the event still pulled in a little more than $56,000.

With the turnout and amount of money raised in Brewster, the "little kid on the block" will soon join the ranks of its big brothers.

She spoke of how the disease had touched her, and ones she'd loved, including her grandpa who died of lung cancer, her uncle who lost his battle with prostate cancer, and one her mother's friend who died of leukemia just last week.


Bernier explained the objective of the Relay for Life teams, and how the commitment of the volunteers is integral to the success of the American Cancer Society.

Katie DiVenuto, who helped to create the Brewster relay participated in Relays for Life in Somers. So many of our friends and family members have faced the challenges of dealing with this bad disease, Relay For Life empowers our community to fight back. This year, organizers decided on a change of location. "Everyone had such a good time that Katie was able to whip up the magic sauce and the result is Brewster's first Relay for Life".

Center Street in Merrill is the latest supporter of the popular Relay For Life of Merrill which annually raises over $60,000 for the fight against cancer. The more teams, usually, the more money.

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