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April 25, 2003

Albany - Despite early morning rains, the Lee/Dougherty County Relay for Life is still a go, but the weather canceled the 24 hour walk-a-thon in Blakley.

Friday around ten, teams were getting soaked trying to set up tents for this evening's walk-a-thon at Darton College.

The constant rain flooded the walking track and made a muddy outline around the campsite. Team members like Gentral Pope drove from Indiana to walk with his family here in Dougherty County. He says, "We need some waders, like the fishermen use, that track is awfully slippery. I think we're gonna have to walk around the track, not on it."

Boy Scouts from St. Teresa's Troop Three were helping teams set up in the rain. Benjamin Davis is at the relay to earn his Eagle Award, one of the highest achievements in Boy Scouting.

The walk-a-thon benefits the American Cancer Society.

posted at 5:30PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com