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American Cancer Society hosts annual Relay for Life

Dozens of residents attended the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds. (Source: WALB) Dozens of residents attended the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds. (Source: WALB)
cancer survivor Ruth Natoli (Source: WALB) cancer survivor Ruth Natoli (Source: WALB)
Relay for Life for Dougherty and Lee county organizers hope to raise $100,000 during Friday's event. (Source: WALB) Relay for Life for Dougherty and Lee county organizers hope to raise $100,000 during Friday's event. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The world's largest cancer fundraiser event took place Friday night in Dougherty County. 

Dozens of residents attended the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds.

This year, 47 teams took turns walking or running in the Survivor's Lap and the Caregiver's Lap.

Students with Albany Elite also did a couple laps around the track.

But one brave 16-year cancer survivor really captivated the audience with her fiery baton twirling performance.

"God gives you strange talents and mine was baton twirling. And I have used it ever since I was a little girl. And then when I became a cancer patient I did it for the cancer survivors," said cancer survivor Ruth Natoli. 

Relay for Life for Dougherty and Lee county organizers hope to raise $100,000 during Friday's event.

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