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erienewsnow.com 08 Jan, 2022 20:15 am

Relay for Life Organizers Discuss Postponed First Lap Event - Erie News Now

Relay for Life Organizers Discuss Postponed First Lap Event - Erie News Now
Organizers of the Relay for Life discuss what's next after First Lap was postponed due to weather and high Covid-19 cases.

Saturday morning was supposed to be the return of the "First Lap" to kick off the Relay for Life 2022."I was brokenhearted to tell them we couldn't come together today", said Michelle Ducharme, the Development Manager for the Relay for Life."Covid has made things a lot more difficult especially those in the cancer community that are already immune-compromised " said Jennifer Brown, who's a part of the Erie County Relay for Life Leadership team.The Relay for Life returns year after year to honor the survivors and the people still battling cancer.

The Relay for Life is set to take place on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the Liberty Park amphitheater."The money raised is to help with cancer research, at some point or another almost everyone is affected by some body with cancer", said Brown, who knows first-hand about cancer.

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