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About 200 attend walk at Watt Farms to benefit people fighting cancer

Staff Reports Posted 28 October 2017 at 11:50 pm

ALBION – Lisa Franclemont, coordinator of cancer services program of Genesee and Orleans counties, introduces some of the cancer survivors at today’s walk at Watt Farms.

About 200 participants today raised money for cancer screenings and to support people battling cancer in Orleans and Genesee counties.

Watt Farms for 11 years was a host for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Several hundred people attended that walk each year and raised $350,000 for the American Cancer Society. Watt Farms last year shifted to a more local focus for the fundraising effort.

This group Holley firefighters attended the walk. Holley has sent a contingent of firefighters to the walk for several years.

Ella Suhr is now a one-year cancer survivor after being treated for a brain tumor last year. She is pictured with her parents, Joe and Maegen Suhr of Lyndonville.

Albion chorus students sang the national anthem. The group includes Taylor Walczak, Riley Seielstad, Victor Benjovsky, Zachary Moore, Enoch Martin and director Gary Simboli.

Albion cheerleaders provided encouragement along the walk.

Keira Lemcke of Albion celebrated her father Kevin and grandmother Peggy, who are both cancer survivors.

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