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Survivors take a lap around the field as supporters applaud. The familiar purple and white balloon archway greeted more than 250 people as 27 teams gathered in Riverside Park Friday evening for the 2013 Relay for Life of the Beaches. As one person put it, it doesn't matter who you are or what you do for a living, cancer has or will touch your life in one way or another. As of Friday evening more than $73,500 had been raised, and every dollar raised at a Relay for Life event goes towards saving lives. For more information contact Theresa Woodson at (772) 562-2272 or email Theresa.firstname.lastname@example.org.