Saving cents and saving lives

The Relay for Life is a fun-filled overnight event to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones and raise money for research and programs of the American Cancer Society. During the area event Friday, July 25, teams gathered at the Champlin Park football field to walk, purchase auction items, concessions and learn Zumba to practice healthy ways of eating, staying active and to help raise funds for cancer research. Here, sisters, Emma, Grace and Mary Gaffney, of Champlin, walk with friend Timmy Setterberg around the track at Champlin Park High School. (Sun staff photos by Megan Hopps)

The Relay for Life is a fun-filled overnight event to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones and raise money for research and programs of the American Cancer Society. During the area event Friday, July 25, teams gathered at the Champlin Park football field to walk, purchase auction items, concessions and learn Zumba to practice healthy ways of eating, staying active and to help raise funds for cancer research. Here, sisters, Emma, Grace and Mary Gaffney, of Champlin, walk with friend Timmy Setterberg around the track at Champlin Park High School. (Sun staff photos by Megan Hopps)

The Gaffney family, of Champlin, sets up luminarias to remember friends and family of those that lost their battle to cancer.

The Gaffney family, of Champlin, sets up luminarias to remember friends and family of those that lost their battle to cancer.

The luminary ceremony is held after dark to honor those lost from cancer. Candles are lit inside sand-filled bags, each bearing the name of a loved one who battled the disease.

The luminary ceremony is held after dark to honor those lost from cancer. Candles are lit inside sand-filled bags, each bearing the name of a loved one who battled the disease.

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