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Relay for Life brings together Mon Valley school districts

Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Three year cancer survivor Sydney Willson 5 of Charleroi, cheers along with kindergarten class during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference | The Valley Independent</em></div>Three year cancer survivor Sydney Willson 5 of Charleroi, cheers along with kindergarten class  during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
- Belle Vernon students Aaron McCullough, Riley Chunko, Jordan Ayersman, Logan Delozier, Jake Sweitzer and Alex Bates take time out from making burgers to pose for a picture during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
Belle Vernon students Aaron McCullough, Riley Chunko, Jordan Ayersman, Logan Delozier, Jake Sweitzer and Alex Bates take time out from making burgers to pose for a picture  during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
- Ringgold seniors Lacey Massari, Lauren Hollis, and Geralyn Caruso take time out from their walk to pose for a picture during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
Ringgold seniors Lacey Massari, Lauren Hollis, and Geralyn Caruso take time out from their walk to pose for a picture during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
- Taking a selfie Belle Vernon students Nicole Staley, Kyle Reppert, Amanda Dawson, Vienna Capozzi, and Logan Pascoe, during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
Taking a selfie Belle Vernon students Nicole Staley, Kyle Reppert, Amanda Dawson, Vienna Capozzi, and Logan Pascoe, during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Belle Vernon senior and cancer survivor Jenna Christner gives boyfriend Travis Nobili, a Belle Vernon junior, a hug during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley on Friday, May 2, 2014, at the Charleroi High School Stadium.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Belle Vernon senior and cancer survivor Jenna Christner gives  boyfriend Travis Nobili, a Belle Vernon junior, a hug during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley on Friday, May 2, 2014, at the Charleroi High School Stadium.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Ringgold junior Taylor Walters falls down the slide of the obstacle course during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Ringgold junior Taylor Walters falls down the slide of the obstacle course during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Charleroi freshman Sam Miceli and sophmore Jake Lemon try to block Ringgold junior Kara Foster's shot while she was dressed up as a bunny to help raise money for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley on Friday, May 2, 2014, at the Charleroi High School Stadium.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Charleroi freshman Sam Miceli and sophmore Jake Lemon try to block Ringgold junior Kara Foster's shot while she was dressed up as a bunny to help raise money for  the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley on Friday, May 2, 2014, at the Charleroi High School Stadium.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Charleroi High School principal Patti Mason gets a hamburger from Joe Cheplic during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Charleroi High School principal Patti Mason gets a hamburger from Joe Cheplic during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Charleroi High School freshman Lexi Weber dose a backflip during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Charleroi High School freshman Lexi Weber dose a backflip during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
- Belle Vernon senior Ryan Treadwell holds the American Flag during the playing of the National Anthem at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
Belle Vernon senior Ryan Treadwell holds the American Flag during the playing of the National Anthem at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Frazier students Lexie Fries, Lauren Somers, cancer survivor Josh Potter, Frazier students Gabby Miller, Ashley Kyle and Ashley Davis pose for a picture with Josh's puppies during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Frazier students Lexie Fries, Lauren Somers, cancer survivor Josh Potter, Frazier students Gabby Miller, Ashley Kyle and Ashley Davis pose for a picture with Josh's puppies during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Ringgold High School teacher Jen Czaniecki tries to keep warm during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Ringgold High School teacher Jen Czaniecki tries to keep warm during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Brenlynn Smith and her mother shelley Smith of Charleroi pose for a picture in a photo booth during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Brenlynn Smith and her mother shelley Smith of Charleroi  pose for a picture in a photo booth  during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Tina Callen gets a hug from three-year cancer suvivor Sydney Willson, 5, and her mother Linnie Willson of Charleroi during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley on Friday, May 2, 2014, at the Charleroi High School Stadium.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Tina Callen gets a hug from three-year cancer suvivor Sydney Willson, 5, and her mother Linnie Willson of Charleroi during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley on Friday, May 2, 2014, at the Charleroi High School Stadium.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Ringgold High School senior Carter Williams eats a fish on a bet during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Ringgold High School senior Carter Williams eats a fish on a bet during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
- Belle Vernon senior Ryan Treadwell holds the American Flag during the playing of the National Anthem at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.
Belle Vernon senior Ryan Treadwell holds the American Flag during the playing of the National Anthem at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mon Valley at the Charleroi High School Stadium on Friday, May 2, 2014.

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By The Valley Independent
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

Hundreds of people of all ages came out to support the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Mon Valley on Friday.

The event was held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Charleroi Area High School Stadium.

Following the opening ceremony, the event featured games and activities throughout the day for students, a survivor ceremony and a luminaria ceremony.

California Area and Monessen school district students participated for the first time, joining students from Belle Vernon Area, Charleroi Area, Elizabeth Forward, Frazier and Ringgold.

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