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Tift Relay 2nd in nation

November 16, 2005

Tifton- The American Cancer Society has named the Tift County Relay for Life second in the nation in their population category. The 65 teams raised more than $288,000.

Now organizers are hoping to make it to the number one spot.

"I think everybody has a passion for it. Everybody is affected by it either family, friends, or whoever someone is always touched by it," says 2005 Relay chair Erika Smith

"We're looking to have 100 teams this year, which means we need about 35 additional teams on top of what we had last year, and we really want to get survivors involved," says 2006 Relay chair Maghan Campbell.

The Tift County also received the Spirit of Relay Award, an honor given to only one group outside of metro Atlanta. Organizers hope to raise $350,000 for their April Relay for Life.

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