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Relay for Life honorary survivor shares story

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You can help the West Salem community fight cancer. Relay for Life is this Friday, April 6.  Sydney Dunham, this year's honorary survivor, shared her story on Daybreak.

She is a 2016 graduate of West Salem High School and is currently in remission from Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Relay for Life is 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. Friday, April 6 at West Salem High School, 405 Hamlin St E. West Salem, WI.

Relay For Life is a grass roots, community-based team event. Although every Relay For Life event is different, they do have a few things in common.

Event Schedule

Opening Ceremony
Time to get started. We kick off the event by honoring everyone who's been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year's Relay season.

Survivor/Caregiver Walk
Survivors and Caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay For Life events. We honor their strength and courage with every step they take. It doesn't matter if you were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, you can walk while everyone gathers together to cheer you on.

Luminaria Ceremony
During this ceremony we represent everyone touched by cancer with a Luminaria. Each light represents a life-a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or a support for a person still fighting the disease. It's a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope.

Closing Ceremony
Our closing ceremony is the time to commit to take action and help lead the fight for a world free from cancer. It's a time to celebrate what we've accomplished together and a time to unify for the work that needs to be done moving forward.

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