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02/05/10 — Celebration of hope

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Celebration of hope

By Renee Carey
Published in News on February 5, 2010 1:46 PM

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Zoe McKinney, 7, gets a reassuring word from her father, Wade, after speaking to the gathering at the Relay for Life Kickoff Thursday night at First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Zoe, a student at Faith Christian Academy, suffered from brain cancer but has beaten the disease back.

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Jim King, who will serve as the honorary adult chairman for this year's Relay for Life, speaks at the event's annual kickoff banquet Thursday night. King, 78, suffers from prostate cancer but said he has found humor is the best medicine.

Zoe McKinney did not need any help telling her story to the crowd of more than 200 people who gathered to kick off the 2010 Relay for Life Thursday. In fact, the 7-year-old Kid's Honorary Chairman insisted on it. So...

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