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Several Participate in Relay for Life of Panama City

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A few showers isn't stopping hundreds from circling the track tonight at Tommy Oliver Stadium for Relay for Life of Panama City. The annual event raises money for the American Cancer Society.

The event is 18 hours and the goal this year is to raise more than 100 thousand to support cancer research.

"I think it gives hope to the people who are still fighting," says Hope Armstrong, one of the participants. "It gives them something to remember why we're doing this and to continue the fight so we can help people get better."

Relay for Life of Panama City is filled with fun activities, food and music..

For the kids, it's an all-nighter of games, for other's like Beth Warren, a breast cancer survivor, it's a night filled with support.

"When you're first diagnosed with cancer you think "Oh my gosh, I don't know what to do," says Warren. "Then you come here, and you see the people who have the purple shirt on. You're eating with them. Then you realize that you're not alone."

The fun will continue into Saturday with the closing ceremony. There will also be a yard sale with all proceeds supporting the American Cancer Society.