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Cancer touches the lives of students at one area school.

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Herndon Consolidated School students walked the gym and the halls of their school this afternoon as part of Relay For Life sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

Besides finding sponsors, T-shirts and baked goods were sold to raise money.

The effort hits close to home at the school because a staff member has cancer and some students have family members who have also suffered from the disease.

"I had a couple of family members that have died from cancer, and to turn down this opportunity it just would not be right," said 7th grader Kara Sandy. "Showing appreciation for all of them. It goes down deep in the heart, but just being able to be a part of this really touches," says 7th grader Tyler Hagy.

Organizers estimate $1,000 was raised by students.

School leaders plan to make this an annual event.

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