This week: 

Hope is a team sport



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A beautiful evening greeted participants in the Relay for Life of Chittenden event June 19-20 at the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds. More than 1,100 people participated in 145 teams and raised a projected $265,000 in donations for the American Cancer Society. Many of the 325 cancer survivors in attendance participated in the Survivor Lap, while white luminaria memorialized those lost to cancer. Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track; each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times during the event.

The community can continue to contribute donations to support the event — which ran from Friday evening through Saturday morning — by visiting