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Letters to the Editor

Fighting back

June 20, 2011

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To the editor:

As co-chairs of this year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Douglas County Planning Committee, we would like to thank the residents of Douglas County for their generosity and support. Sixty-four teams participated in this year’s event, raising more than $163,000 to further the American Cancer Society’s mission of eliminating cancer by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The outstanding support received proves that the people of Douglas County are truly committed to the fight against cancer.

We want to applaud the 260 survivors and countless caregivers who participated in the opening lap and the survivor recognition. They are the reason we continue the fight so that each year there can be more and more people living wonderful lives and celebrating more birthdays, following a diagnosis of cancer.

Remember it’s not too early to become involved in Relay For Life for next year. Together we will celebrate the lives of those who’ve battled and won, remember those we’ve lost and fight back against a disease that affects us all and that takes too much.

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