Relay for Life Delayed

By: Lori Dougovito
By: Lori Dougovito

After dealing with a change of location, a delayed start and lots of standing water, hundreds of people participating in Grand Ledge's Relay for Life have been sent home until Saturday morning.

Five hours into the walk Friday evening, participants were sent inside Beagle Middle School. Shortly after, organizers put a temporary halt on the event in order to wait out the second storm of the day.

Close to 1,200 people came out once the clouds parted, following the first storm, now they'll have to come out again. Cancer survivor Clint Deatsman says he'll be walking no matter if it rains, pours or snows.

Donna Hay, cancer survivor, says the storms aren't dampening her spirits or her reasons for walking in the Relay for Life. Hays says she enjoys meeting other survivors and sharing stories with them.

Grand Ledge's Relay for Life will continue Saturday morning at 6 a.m. running until 6 p.m.


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