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Bolingbrook Relay For Life raises over $103K for cancer research

Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 10:48 a.m. CST
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Bill Ackerman – backerman@shawmedia.com Arlene Hughes of St. Charles paints a purple "Hope" ribbon on the cheek of Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Michael Carpanzano. The 10th annual Bolingbrook Relay For Life was held at the Bolingbrook Town Center on Saturday.
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Bill Ackerman – backerman@shawmedia.com Brianna Hohenzy, 12, and Emma Fagust, 11, both of Bolingbrook and the Breast Friends Team, skip down the path at the 10th annual Bolingbrook Relay For Life cancer fundraiser at the Bolingbrook Town Center on Saturday.
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Bill Ackerman – backerman@shawmedia.com The caregivers lap at the 10th annual Bolingbrook Relay For Life passes a "Hope" logo at the start of the relay at the Bolingbrook Town Center on Saturday.
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Bill Ackerman – backerman@shawmedia.com Daisy's Darlins, led by her daughters, Carol Boeck (left) of Streamwood, and Teresa Geib (right) of Hoffman Estates, walk a lap as a team as the 10th annual Bolingbrook Relay for Life kicks off at the Bolingbrook Town Center on Saturday, June 8, 2013.

BOLINGBROOK – Residents, business leaders and community officials gathered at the Bolingbrook Town Center Saturday for the American Cancer Society's 10th annual Bolingbrook Relay For Life celebration.

The 25 participating local teams raised more than $103,000, all of which will go toward Relay For Life and cancer research.

Saturday's event was a climactic capstone of their efforts, as the 278 participants camped out over night and members from each team take turns walking around the assembled track.

"When participants walk to end cancer at a Relay event, it's an opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, but also to raise awareness about what people can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world's largest walk to end cancer," according to the American Cancer Society website.

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