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American Cancer Society hosts 26th Relay for Life in Warren

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WARREN, Ohio -

It's one of the largest Relay for Life events in the Buckeye state and it's taking place in Downtown Warren.

The American Cancer Society is hosting it's 26th Relay for Life event in Courthouse Square.

The event kicked off with a survivors walk Friday at 6 p.m. followed by a team lap where hundreds of people joined together to walk.

 "I think in surviving cancer, faith is a huge huge foundation. And to have good friends and family. That's what I feel when I am down here with all these folks," said 66-year-old cancer survivor Kathy Mursan.

The American Cancer Society is hoping to raise more than $200,000 through this event.

"We really need the community to come out and help us reach this goal," said organizer Kaitlin Irgang. " We will have food trucks out here Saturday and a lot of fun."

Fireworks will go off at 10 p.m. Friday evening.

The event continues for 22 hours straight.

It ends Saturday at 4 p.m.

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