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Relay for Life raises more than $1 million



Published: Fri, July 1, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



WARREN -- Relay for Live events in Trumbull County this year raised $1,019,000 to help fund the fight against cancer.

"This is quite a milestone for Trumbull County," said Daniel Polivka, Trumbull County commissioners board chairman.

Commissioners on Thursday honored the 2005 Relay for Life teams and participants from Warren, Cortland, Niles, Liberty and Lordstown.

These people raised the more than $1 million for the American Cancer Society.

"Trumbull County is the only county in Ohio and the smallest county in population in the nation to reach this milestone," the commissioners' resolution states.

In 2004, 280 teams at Trumbull County's five relays raised $920,000. Raising $1 million was the goal this year.

Participation has made Trumbull County the No. 1 Relay for Life community in the United States for its population group of 150,000 to 250,000 people.




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