PHOTOS: Estero walkers make strides against cancer at Relay for Life

Dressed in purple shirts, cancer survivors prepare to start the relay off with the traditional Survivors' Lap.

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Dressed in purple shirts, cancer survivors prepare to start the relay off with the traditional Survivors' Lap.

— Photos from the Estero-San Carlos Park Relay for Life at Estero Community Park on April 8.

The 18-hour event started at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at noon Saturday with a goal of raising $35,000 for the American Cancer Society.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service. For more information about the American Cancer Society, call 1-800-ACS-2345, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or visit www.cancer.org

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