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Columbus Walks For Cancer Cure

The Columbus area is putting its best foot forward to find a cure for cancer. They turned out in force for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.

It's been more than 4 years since Lee Gilmore was diagnosed with cancer. Friday night she's winning that battle and hopes the walk will help others succeed. "Foundations like this benefit people like me. It doesn't matter where you come from cancer hits everybody. These foundations help people," she says.

Gilmore is one of hundreds of cancer survivors and supporters participating in the Relay for Life. It's a fundraiser that goes towards finding a cure for the disease.

"This event alone raises more money in the state of Georgia and across the nation than any other programs they have," says event chair Kathryn Lewis. Participants walked throughout the night bringing both funding and more public awareness about cancer.

"There are 20 year survivors out here cause of the research that's been done do its imperative that people support this," says Gilmore.

Organizers hope to raise up to $380,000.

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