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Citizens ‘save’ the day at Relay for Life

Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 11:17 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:38 a.m. CDT
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odd Schuster prepares to get dunked by Morgan Piper at Relay for Life on Friday. The dunk tank fundraiser was organized by teachers from Berg Elementary School.
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Tammy Roush donated 21 inches of hair to Locks of Love during the event. Roush had gone 15 years without a haircut before the donation. Stylists from E-Clips salon did the trimming, and Locks of Love is a foundation that makes wigs out of human hair for people battling cancer.
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he theme for Friday’s Jasper County Relay for Life was “Super Heroes Fighting for a Cure” and the heroes gathered for the event. Mr. Incredible, Iron Man, Mrs. Incredible, who’s holding the Hulk, Scoopy the mascot of Culver’s and Spider-Man all made appearance.
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Although the event was a serious one, people still took the time out to enjoy some line dancing on the track at Relay for Life.
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Many who attended the event participated in the silent auction fundraiser for prepared baskets made by team members.
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Several cancer survivors gave out temporary tattoos, cupcakes and other items during the event.
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Several cancer survivors gave out temporary tattoos, cupcakes and other items during the event.
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About 24 teams participated in Relay for Life this year and walking laps around the track was one of many ways they paid tribute to survivors and those who lost their fight with cancer.

The Jasper County Relay for Life took place Friday at H.A. Lynn Stadium. This year’s theme was “Super Heroes Fighting for a Cure,” and the total amount raised is still being tabluated. Above: Todd Schuster prepares to get dunked by Morgan Piper at Relay for Life on Friday. The dunk tank fundraiser was organized by teachers from Berg Elementary School. Right: Tammy Roush donated 21 inches of hair to Locks of Love during the event. Roush had gone 15 years without a haircut before the donation. Stylists from E-Clips salon did the trimming, and Locks of Love is a foundation that makes wigs out of human hair for people battling cancer.

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