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Relay meal honors cancer survivors
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This year’s Forsyth County Relay for Life is set is 6 p.m. May 11 at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Anyone interested in participating can find more information at www.forsythrelayforlife.org or by contacting Suzanne Hendricks at Suzanne.hendricks@cancer.org.

About 200 cancer survivors and their caregivers attended a dinner in their honor Friday night.

The annual Relay for Life Survivor Dinner was held at Matt Elementary in northwestern Forsyth.

Suzanne Hendricks, American Cancer Society manager for Forsyth and Dawson counties, said the event was a success.

“It was a wonderful evening honoring our cancer survivors,” Hendricks said. “The theme was ‘A Night at the Movies,’ so each guest got fresh popped popcorn when they walked in the door and down a ‘purple’ carpet.”

The evening offered guests a free meal served by about 25 middle and high school volunteers from youth groups at Friendship and New Harmony Baptist churches, live music from the gospel group Liberty, and a number of door prizes.

Hendricks thanked local organizers Tonya Kelley, Phyllis Green and the Relay for Life committee.

“It was another great Survivor Dinner thanks to their hard work,” she said. “Also, special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Northside Hospital-Forsyth, and our survivor and caregiver sponsor, Red Oak Sanitation.”