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Eugene Students Participate in Relay For Life Recess

EUGENE, Ore. — A local elementary school teamed up with Relay For Life for the first-ever Relay Recess in our area.

The American Cancer Society came up with the program. Its goal is to educate young kids about cancer prevention, healthy eating, exercise and sun safety.

McCornack Elementary students did a special lap around the track for survivors, which holds a special place in one student’s heart.

“We had a handful of survivors that did the survivor lap here at the school, with one child that actually attends McCornack Elementary that did the survivor lap with them,” said Kirsten Salladay with the American Cancer Society.

About 400 kids participated in the event, and each classroom hosted a penny drive, which raised a little more than $200 for Relay For Life.

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