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PHOTO GALLERY: More than 1,100 join the fight against cancer at Relay for Life

Saturday, March 17, 2012 | 5:30 p.m. CDT; updated 6:46 p.m. CDT, Saturday, March 17, 2012

COLUMBIA — The Relay for Life is an annual fundraising event for cancer research held all over the world. Columbia's event raised $79,871 for the American Cancer Society with the help of 1,122 participants on 84 different teams. The event ran from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday.

Various tables and booths fill the MU Student Recreation Complex for the Relay for Life event on Saturday. The event raised $79,871 for the American Cancer Society from 1,122 participants and 84 teams who sold various items and activities.
Charles Gutierrez, second from right, and Derik Russell, far right, compete in water pong at the Cornell Leadership Program booth during the Relay for Life event at the MU Student Recreation Complex on Saturday. Booths were set up to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Participants in the Relay for Life event enjoy the inflatable sumo wrestling booth at the MU Student Recreation Complex on Saturday.
Truman the Tiger dances with Relay for Life participants as they sing "Don't Stop Believing" at the MU Student Recreation Complex on Friday in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the most people singing the song together.
A timer shows the progress of the Relay for Life event at the MU Student Recreation Complex early Saturday morning. The relay ran from 6 p.m. on Friday to 6 a.m. on Saturday.

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