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Cancer Survivors speak out at Relay for Life

Hundreds showed up at the Medford Rogues Stadium to show support for local cancer survivors at the annual Relay for Life event.

Posted: Aug 24, 2019 6:29 PM

MEDFORD, Ore.,--The Relay for Life is an annual event hosted by the American Cancer Society. It's an event that happens in communities across the country and in Medord on Saturday morning. The day kicked off at 10 in the morning with cancer survivors and caregivers sharing their stories. Then survivors lined up for a lap around the field to honor their strength and courage. Participants ranged from being diagnosed within the last year to up to 60 years ago. Daryl Griggs has been helping organize Relay for Life in Medford for more than 10 years. He says the support is important for families in our community. 

"There is a togetherness that is found at events like this. I just don't want people to think they're alone fighting this. We have to keep it going, we have to keep it growing. We have a new place here to revitalize it and I'm really thankful to the owners for just opening this place up to us," said Griggs.

The event was also a fundraiser for cancer research. People could enjoy a brunch, and new this year, a wine and beer garden.

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