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Alhambra Relay for Life: Uniting against cancer

Alhambra residents joined the American Cancer Society on Saturday for the 2012 Relay for Life. About 200 residents walked the perimeter of Alhambra Park in honor of local cancer survivors, caregivers, and loved ones lost to the disease. 

Students from Temple City cheer on walkers.

The relay kicked off with a survivors lap around the park. Volunteers and supporters cheered and high-fived cancer survivors as they crossed the finish line. Caregivers joined them for the second lap, with teams and supporters walking the third on. The Relay for Life is a 24-hour event, so teams continued to walk until the last victory lap the next morning.

Alhambra Source was one of 29 teams to fundraise for the American Cancer Society, helping raise over $38,000 for cancer research.

Cancer survivor Betsy Gutierrez completes a lap.

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