The Georgia Perimeter College, Newton Campus Relay for Life team gears up for the American Cancer Society fund raiser on Friday at The Church at Covington.

The Georgia Perimeter College, Newton Campus Relay for Life team gears up for the American Cancer Society fund raiser on Friday at The Church at Covington.

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Gerald Street, a five-year survivor of prostate cancer, and his wife Lavonne Street, participate in the Newton Relay for Life Survivor Lap, while the Eastside High School Drumline, including, in foreground, junior Evan Trainer, accompanies the walkers. Organizers reported 950 participants raised $242,000 for the American Cancer Society at the Newton Relay for Life, held at The Church in Covington on Friday evening. During the event, participants took turns walking laps around a track from sunset Friday until sunrise Saturday.