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RPS Relay for Life at Century High School

April 21, 2019 09:03 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Experts say most people will be impacted by cancer at some point their life. Statistically, one in three people in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer. It hits everyone in a different way but it can be traumatic for children and teens, "My father had cancer and he had chemo therapy and it mentally destroyed him. My mom actually passed away from cancer when I was 11 and my grandpa passed away two years ago so anytime I hear someone get diagnosed with cancer I feel for them because." 

Those statements came from some Rochester Public School students who were affected by cancer. Their own personal stories of how cancer has changed their lives are the reason they got involved in this weekend's Relay for Life at Century High School.

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RPS students and staff have been working hard for weeks. On Saturday they gathered at Century High School to celebrate their achievements and honor those who are fighting for their life, those who have lost their battle with cancer, and those who have overcome.

Events included rock climbing, balloon pop, kiddie carnival, and the highlight of the day, the Luminaria ceremony and Lap of Silence, "It's really beautiful, I cry every year. We will be the ones growing up being the scientists and running ACS and hopefully this generation and the coming ones will contribute to our cause and finding a cure."

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