Emery County Relay For Life

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Hundreds of participants gathered Friday at the Emery High School track to help raise money to find a cure for cancer.

Relay For Life committee member Amanda Bjarnson said, “Cancer has affected all of us in some way.”

Guest speaker Chad Hurst was diagnosed with bladder cancer at age 21 and has been cancer free for 13 years.

Hurst said, “[The] most terrifying words you can hear are that you have cancer, but you can’t run away from your own body.”

His wife’s mother died of cancer the same year he was diagnosed.

Cancer survivors started the walk with all the teams following after the first lap. Scottish bagpipe players played while luminaries were lit. Various entertainment including dancers and singers continued through the night.

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