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Walking for a cause
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Members of The Hope Growers Relay for Life team take a lap at Saturday’s event. - photo by JONATHAN MCCORKELL / The Journal

Community members took a hike for cancer at the annual Turlock Relay for Life, held Saturday at Dutcher Middle School. Thousands of people and dozens of organizations participated in the event, which smashed a projected fundraising goal of $200,000 and raised $265,000 for the American Cancer Society and cancer research.

According to event fundraiser Kristin Bettencourt, relay team known as Bosom Buddies, led by Barbara Metheron raised $24,000 alone, and Shirley Coelho was the individual leader with $7,000 raised.