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Benjamin Logan prepares for Mini Relay for Life (Audio included)

Benjamin Logan is preparing for its annual Mini Relay for Life scheduled for Friday.

The event will take place at the high school from 8:15 am to 3 pm.

This year the school aims to raise $30,000 for cancer research. As of Wednesday, the school had raised $12,650.

The event will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony. This year's ribbon cutter will be a staff member who is currently battling cancer.

This year's event will contain many different activities. New this year is a Tumble-A-Thon being put on by the cheerleaders. The cheerleaders will also be doing face painting. The softball team is hosting a hitting contest. The golf team is putting on a chipping contest. A dunk tank and car wash will also be included during the event. The student clubs will also be competing for the coveted Golden Shoe, awarded to the group that raises the most money.

Students have been active and have many different roles in the event. The school has two student co-chairs senior Becca Crum and freshman Chris Watson. The district also hosts a $100 donor diner for students that raise $100. Also Christina Townsend created this year's t-shirt design.

Crum discusses what it means for her to be a co-chair and the Mini Relay’s activities.

The school has been hosting a Mini Relay for Life since 2004 and has raised over $84,000 for cancer research. The district is first overall among Relay teams in the Southwestern District of Ohio.

The Middle School's Mini Relay for Life is set for May 28th.

Lois Stoll comments on this year’s event and the Mini Relay’s past.

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