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LACiNg Up For Cancer Walk June 24

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MORRISVILLE – Community members are invited to LACiNg Up for Cancer’s 21st annual walk to benefit Lamoille Area Cancer Network on Saturday, June 24, at the Peoples Academy track in Morrisville. The day is filled with celebration while honoring and remembering those touched by cancer. The event begins at 1 p.m., with locals Danielle and Nick Allen (and Vivi) speaking about their cancer journey and how LACN helped them through it.

The LACiNg Up walk is Lamoille Area Cancer Network’s biggest event fundraiser. All of the money raised, stays in local communities helping families, friends and neighbors who are undergoing treatment for their cancer. This year’s walk goal is $150,000.

“We’re off to a great start,” says event chair Kathy Demars. “We’ve hit a record with sponsorship support – $52,825. A sign of a truly generous and caring community.”

Demars noted that while the number of teams are lower than what the planning committee hoped for, as of this writing 52 teams are registered and their hope was for 60, they are hoping for a good turnout from the community on the event day.

“A number of teams have been actively fundraising with raffles and Facebook fundraisers – it all adds up,” Demars continued.

Demars noted that it’s not too late to sign up to have a team at the event. “Teams bring in a large portion of all monies raised, we couldn’t do it without them.”

Following the opening ceremony, survivors and caregivers will take to the track kicking off the walking with two laps.

At dusk, luminary bags that have been decorated in honor or memory of someone touched by cancer, are lit during the luminaria ceremony. Bags will be for sale on the day of the walk at the Luminary tent. The evening concludes with fireworks.

For more information, you can contact Demars at (802) 888-4651.

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