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American Cancer Society Relay for Life this Weekend

The American Cancer Society’s  Relay For Life event  kicks off in Nevada County  this weekend.  The opening ceremony is at 9am Saturday (June 2) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. One  of the features following the opening ceremony is the Survivors Lap which  for  54 year old Lori Baldwin will be a lap of victory.
click to hear Lori Baldwin

Baldwin is driving nearly 250 miles from the Bay Area to be part of the Relay for Life in Nevada County where he longtime friend and supporter Deborah Hyden lives.  Baldwin says her friends cards and letters of support helped her get through the treatments and the worry of not having medical insurance when she and her husband both became unemployed.
click to hear Lori Baldwin
The two women are in the process of publishing the inspirational book  to let other cancer patients know they  are never alone and offer  words of comfort and inspiration.

click to hear Lori Baldwin
Baldwin says she has also drawn support in her battle with cancer from the Why Me Foundation.  Relay for life is a 24 hour fundraising and awareness event with the goal of  creating a world where cancer can’t claim another year of anyone’s life.

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