Morton community fights against cancer with Relay for Life

By Chad Weber

June 8, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 12:57 AM CDT

MORTON, Ill. -- The Morton community came together to fight cancer with its annual Relay for Life fundraiser.

The relay featured events all night long from a walking relay to a children's area to a survivor dinner.

The goal of the event was to celebrate survivors, remember those who have passed, and to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

"The American cancer society is constantly coming up with new treatments, new ways to cure cancer," said event coordinator Vicki Horn. "You hear it in the news all the time that there is something else that's been developed. Well that's because the American Cancer Society and other organizations like them are always doing research and the more money we can provide for them, the more research that can be done."

The event ran through Friday night until 8:00 AM Saturday morning.

Horn expected around 500 people to attend and hoped to raise up to $80,000 for cancer research.

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