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Relay For Life excitement crescendos

Twelve hours can make an impact on a person, depending on how they’re spent.
Particularly in the case of the Relay For Life, 12 hours are really all that are necessary to help people connect around the concept that we as a society have the power to stand against cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1,500 or more people are expected to die this year to cancer across the United States. In Texas alone, nearly 100,000 new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed. Those are staggering numbers — numbers that speak to the prevalence of disease.

The belief that cancer can and will be cured is a huge motivator for those of us who spend time each year getting involved in the fight.

The Relay For Life is the most high-profile cancer support effort in any community, and deserves the support that the people of Ennis our local Relay have thrown behind it this year. Thousands of dollars have been raised in our area alone by determined volunteers, and their efforts cannot be praised enough.

Beyond the important path of research and development that is in front of the scientists to whom we entrust our medical exploration dollars, the money raised annually through Relay is a part of the ACS’ ongoing effort to support people diagnosed with cancer. Easing the pain, isolation and confusion of cancer — from diagnosis through treatment and recovery — is an incredibly important part of the work the national organization is involved in, and we can’t lose sight of that as we continue to search for the cure for this disease.

We urge the community to come out to the Texas Motorplex by 6 p.m. tonight (weather permitting) and chase the dream with the community’s biggest dreamers.

The survivor lap, featuring the strongest of our community who have battled with cancer and come out on the other side to tell the tale, promises to be a standout moment among a night of special memories.

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