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Gage County Relay for life celebrates survivors, remembers cancer victims



BEATRICE – Cancer survivors gathered on a perfect day of weather on the Gage County Fairgrounds Saturday to celebrate the overcoming of the disease and to remember those whose lives suffered from cancer.

Ron Cullison, a member of the Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame, is a survivor of liver cancer after undergoing transplantation after years of battle and eventually conquering hepatitis C.

Cullison drew inspiration from the strength of his daughter Erica, who died at the age of eight after being diagnosed with brain cancer. 19659004] http://media3.floodradio.com/columbus/2018/04/Beatrice-Relay-For-Life1.mp3

: 15 "Getting better"

Cullison wrote his wife Linda and his sons Gary to and Jason with their support … and his baseball mentor … former Beatrice Bruins manager Bob Steinkamp. Cullison said he was involved in baseball, taught him to be competitive.

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: 43 "working today"

Cullison said he is now baseball his eight-year-old grandson trained as a team … and her team won their first game on Saturday.

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: 25 "bless you all"

The Beatrice YMCA is coming in Lead a pilot program for wellness for cancer patients. Shely Bauman, director of health and wellness, says that the "Live Strong" program has received a grant and is offered free of charge to those dealing with cancer and their family members.

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:23 "to you"

The twelve-week exercise program will be held twice a year Meet cancer patients and help them grow their mind, body and spirit.

The Saturday's American Cancer Society event included survival and recollections, games, food, and music … including songs by a girls' quartet at Beatrice High School.


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