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Survivors gather at Relay for Life in Chico

Dozens gathered at Degarmo Park in Chico on Sept. 21 for the 21st Annual Relay for Life.

Posted: Sep 21, 2019 6:29 PM
Updated: Sep 21, 2019 6:34 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Dozens gathered at Degarmo Park in Chico on Sept. 21 for the 21st Annual Relay for Life.

People sat at their own booths to honor loved ones who had passed because of various forms of cancer. Survivors showed up, as well, in support of one another.

The hope of the event is to create an empowering environment for those currently fighting cancer.

Lisa Esqueda, a cancer survivor herself, was there with family and friends to honor her father, who passed in 2018, as well as the many in her family who have fought cancer.

"The last two years I've been involved since he's passed. I'm here to just enjoy today and celebrate life again with him," said Esqueda.

Leann Pierce is a six-year breast cancer survivor herself and has been the event lead for the past four years.

"The luminaria bags are lit up and it's in memory, support, honor... It's my favorite part of the whole thing," said Pierce.

Pierce told Action News Now as of early this afternoon, the relay had raised about $106,000.

The event continues Saturday, Sept. 21, until 10 p.m.

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