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Huerfanos raise $27,000 in fight against cancer

by Guy Blasi

LA VETA- The annual Huerfano County Relay for Life walkathon honors Huerfano residents who have survived or passed away from cancer.  Eighteen teams comprised of approxiately 245 walkers took part last Friday night through Saturday morning at the La Veta High School football field.

    It′s a solemn walk for the most part.  But to break up the monotony, fun laps such as walking backward along with costume contests made the early morning hours more bearable.

    Just after dawn, the Relay finished with everyone there feeling a great deal of satisfaction.

     "We have $27,000 of our $35,000 goal pledged," said Chairwoman Bobbie Jo Trujillo.  "We will still collect pledges and cash donations through August 15."  Those pledges and cash donations can be dropped off at the Huerfano World Journal office at 500 Main Street in Walsenburg.