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Upper Valley Relay for Life holds 24-hour walk-a-thon

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Selah, WASH.--Despite the heat, Upper Valley Relay For Life for the American Cancer Society started their 24-hour walk-a-thon Saturday afternoon.

One of the organizers said this has been their best year yet.

Over 270 walkers registered, and the organization has already surpassed their goal of raising $36,000.

They hit the $46,000 mark by 2 p.m. Saturday.

All of the money raised is put towards finding a cure for cancer.

"My thing is I don't want my children to have to sit in a chemo chair and go through what I went through so this is what we do for it," said Jamie Cravy, one of the organizers.

The event started at 12 p.m. Saturday and will end at 12 p.m. Sunday.

Vendors are selling beverages, hot dogs and hamburgers.

At 9:30 p.m. Saturday teams will light up bags to honor and remember cancer victims.