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Walk for our lives! Cancer charity stroll hits stride in W’burg

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A few small steps can make a huge difference.

That is the philosophy behind Relay For Life, a charity-walk series that raises money for cancer research. The event touched down on Saturday afternoon at Williamsburg’s Grand Street Campus high school and participants said that shedding a little sweat was the least they could do for the cause.

“I went out there so that they can find a cure,” said Heriberto Pagan. “I want to do whatever I can to help.”

More than 100 turned out to walk, play tug-of-war, and swap stories of survival and loss.

A neighborhood pol took part in the walk-athon and said that preventative steps to catch cancer early are as important as research for a cure.

“Every year when I attend this event it reminds me, and I hope that it also reminds those who participate, that early detection is key to dealing with cancer,” said Assemblyman Joe Lentol (D–Williamsbu­rg), a cancer survivor. “It is imperative that everyone goes to the doctor on a yearly basis to ensure that the necessary preventative and early detection measures are taken.”

Money raised at the event went to the American Cancer Society.

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at dfurfaro@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2511. Follow her at twitter.com/DanielleFurfaro.
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