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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime.

Dozens of teams will walk through Saturday morning to raise money for cancer research.

As many as 5,000 people are expected to walk the track at Darton College during the Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

They met their goal last year and are half way to raising $168,000 for this year.

"We have 43 teams our goal is to raise a $168,000 and we have until August 31st to do that, so if we don't succeed with that tonight we've got a little bit of time," said Danielle Downs, Relay for Life Income Manager.

Relay for Life began 25-years ago.

This is the 16th year of the Relay for Dougherty and Lee counties.

Money raised funds cutting-edge cancer research, early detection, and prevention education.

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