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Beat the Odds race raises over $20,000


October 11, 2018

Ola Richards / Petersburg Pilot

Sisters Evelynn and Roby Litster listen intently as Sarah Holmgrain welcomes the walkers and runners and reminds the group why they are there. In the background hangs the quilt designed, made and donated by the Rain Country Quilters Guild, in support of Beat the Odds.

There were about 170 participants in the Beat the Odds race on Saturday morning, which raised over $20,000 to support local cancer patients.

"A Race Against Cancer isn't just a race, but a race to Beat the Odds," said Michele Parker, chairperson for the volunteer committee that hosted the event.

Since the event began 19 years ago, $223,000 has been raised, which has gone towards support groups and services for local cancer patients. During the preregistration for the event, all 225 commemorative shirts were sold by Friday evening.

The morning began at the community gym. The Beat the Odds C...

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