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People defy rain to rally against cancer

Relay For Life held in Chinook


Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

The "Caped Crusaders," a group participating in Relay For Life, begins their walk around the Chinook football field Saturday in Chinook. Dozens of people came out to participate in the event.

Cancer never sleeps, and participants in this year's Relay For Life walked late into the night Friday in Chinook despite the rain to raise awareness and funds for cancer patients.

"All of us who had cancer, we are survivors, we did not let it beat us down and we are the lucky ones and the strong ones," keynote speaker John Hebbelman said. "Relay For Life, like we are doing tonight, is one of the groups that help find cures and help patients with wigs, transportation and housing."

After a year of planning, The Relay For Life of North Central Montana Committee, made up of volunteer communit...

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