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Relay comes up just short

The Dallas County Relay for Life raised more than $91,000 for the American Cancer Society, an organization dedicated to battling cancer.

Selma High Gymnasium was quickly filled with hundreds of people Friday night, as 27 teams and more than 300 team members and supporters came out to participate in the 2014 Dallas County Relay for Life.

While event organizer Tanya Miles was disappointed they were not able to reach their $100,000, she was appreciative of the community’s overwhelming support.

“I feel good about the Relay,” Miles said. “Considering the economic conditions we’re in; for us to still be able to come together as a community and raise that amount of money speaks volumes to the community and the support and the community offers to our cancer patients.”

Miles said the final deadline is not until Aug. 31, so anyone who donates to the Dallas County Relay for Life before that deadline will still be helping the organization reach their $100,000 goal.

“We will probably come back together and see if we can come up with something else, but if not, you can still make donations,” Miles said.

The Relay included a survivors’ lap and caregivers’ lap around the inside of the gym with everyone getting an opportunity to join in afterward.

The night also included dancing, and awards ceremony and recognition of those who lost their fight against cancer.

To donate to the Dallas County Relay for Life, visit www.cancer.org. For more information, contact Miles at 412-9675 or milests95@hotmail.com.