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Relay for Life of South Walton

In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern – cancer. A year later, 340 supporters joined the overnight event. Since those first steps, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising more than $4 billion to fight cancer.

South Walton has our own relay event that is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk, where teams of people camp out around a track. Members of each team take turns walking around the track. Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie that creates a family-friendly environment for the entire community.

Because it's a team event, individual participants are not required to be there the entire time. But it's so much fun, you'll find it hard to leave!

For more information and to find an event, visit Relay For Life's website link on this page. Sign up and let's fight together to make cancer a thing of the past!

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