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Relay for Life coming to Crown Point

All-night walk to benefit cancer society

Cancer survivors, from left, Kathy Fortier of Crown Point, Chasity O’Connor of Moriah and Hailey Morgan of Moriah marched in Ticonderoga’s Best Fourth in the North parade to promote to the Crown Point Relay for Life Oct. 6 and 7.

Cancer survivors, from left, Kathy Fortier of Crown Point, Chasity O’Connor of Moriah and Hailey Morgan of Moriah marched in Ticonderoga’s Best Fourth in the North parade to promote to the Crown Point Relay for Life Oct. 6 and 7.

— A track will be created around a soccer field at the school. The track will be lit with electronic candles and construction lights will be used for the remainder of the area.

Johnson said there are a limited number of recreational vehicles sites available near the track and tents are encouraged to shelter walkers who may wish to sleep during the night.

Besides raising money to fight cancer, Johnson said the relay is a way of honoring victims of the disease.

“We hope as many cancer survivors as possible will join us that night to walk or just visit,” she said. “There will be a reception for survivors following the first lap of the walk. The biggest and best part of the relay is celebrating our survivors.”

Johnson said the Crown Point community has been supportive of the Relay for Life. Crown Point school is providing facilities and Crown Point Telephone was the event’s first sponsor.

“I can’t tell you how grateful we are to the community,” Johnson said. “Everyone has been wonderful. I’m certain we’ll have a great event.”

Johnson hopes people who are unable to walk will still attend a portion of the event and make a donation. Donations can be made online.

“This is our first year and it will be a small relay compared to those in bigger cities,” Johnson said. “But I’m certain we’ll be successful and I believe we’ll grow in the future.”

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