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The Benton County American Cancer Society Relay for Life was Friday night at the Benton Community High School football field

Relay For Life is a grass roots, community-based team event that honors everyone who’s been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year’s Relay season.

During this ceremony everyone touched by cancer with a Luminaria is represented. Each light represents a life—a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or support for a person still fighting the disease. It’s a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope.