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Hundreds attend Spring Hill ‘Relay for Life’

Published:   |   Updated: April 24, 2013 at 12:05 AM

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Hundreds descended on the track at Nature Coast Technical High School on Friday for the 15th annual Spring Hill Relay for Life, Survivor Walk.

Cyndi Walker assisted her grandmother, Lillian Latva, during the fundraising event. Latva is 100 years old and is a 22-year survivor of breast cancer who lost two daughters in their 40’s to breast cancer.

Latva was honored during opening ceremonies with a purple “Gram Survivor” sash; she was born the same year that the American Cancer Society was founded and shares the century celebration with the ACS.

The roses were presented spontaneously, during the first lap of the relay. Walker shared, “I was crying, I just thought that was awesome. I would like to know who the gentleman is, so I can thank him!”

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