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Over $160,000 raised from Relay for Life in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Hundreds of people laced up their walking shoes for the Relay for Life in Yakima on Saturday.

Over 900 participants will make their way around the track at Franklin Middle School this weekend.

There are also several food and craft vendors located along the track.

Debbie Strait, a registered nurse and a cancer survivor, says she's has been participating in relays for more than ten years.

Strait is walking this year for North Star Lodge, a cancer care center located in Yakima.

"It's a honor to be part of the group of 'cancer survivor' and some of the people that are here walking, I've seen them. They're past patients. They're doing great. It's very inspiring," Strait explained.

The event continues Saturday night and into Sunday at Franklin Middle School.

A total of 70 teams and their sponsors, along with individual participants, have helped to raise more than $160,000 for the American Cancer Society.

For more information about the Relay for Life in Yakima, or to make a donation, click here.

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