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Cancer remains the second most common cause of death among Americans

This year's Relay for Life was very special to the West Fargo High School students.

West Fargo High School Relay For Life
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FARGO — West Fargo High School brought the community together for another year to help end cancer, highlight resources that are available and celebrate, remember and honor those who have been diagnosed or survived by cancer or are just caregivers.

"You don't have to battle it alone, there's a community not only with the American Cancer Society but there, everybody here in West Fargo," says Janessa Storlie, North Dakota American Cancer Society Senior Development Manager.

Throughout the day, some of the West Fargo high students organized a walk along the school's track, participating in different fundraisers and health wellness activities such as a corn toss, Zumba, Yoga, Hula-Hoops, dunk tank and an inflatable obstacle course.

There were also multiple live musical performances by Guys and Dahls.

It concluded with a lighting ceremony for all the luminary bags that were purchased in honor of someone battling cancer.


Relay For Life of West Fargo High School raised $13,576.30, exceeding their goal of $10,000.

This year's relay for life was very special to the West Fargo High School students as one of their own is battling cancer.

"One of the advisers here at West Fargo High School actually was diagnosed with cancer and so a lot of the students are really rooting for her." Storlie said.

My name is Anne Sara, better known as Sara.
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