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      Relay for Life participants walk in the fight against cancer

      Marquette County walkers for the 17th Annual Relay for Life

      Hundreds of people walked around the Al Quaal Recreation center in Ishpeming for the Marquette County Relay for Life.

      So far the event raised $61,000, but they are expecting to raise $39,000 more.

      Forty teams registered for the event which is the most the relay has ever had.

      The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life walk is to honor those who have lost their fight to cancer, those who continue to fight, and those who have survived cancer.

      Sandra McKee was one of hundreds of survivors walking Saturday and Sunday.

      "A survivor walk is awesome. They're blowing bubbles at you, and they're yelling and celebrating your survival. You beat death, and when you beat death, you don't give up anything else," said McKee.

      This is the 17th year for the annual event.

      If you are still interested, the event continues Saturday night, and over 3,000 luminaria bags will light up the walking path until 10 a.m. Sunday.