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Naples Relay for Life 2012

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- Fort Myers resident Linda Kowadla is embraced by her friend, Naples resident Alicia Sanchez, during the survivor's lap at the Naples Relay for Life at Gulfview Middle School on Friday, April 20, 2012.

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David Albers/Staff - Fort Myers resident Linda Kowadla is embraced by her friend, Naples resident Alicia Sanchez, during the survivor's lap at the Naples Relay for Life at Gulfview Middle School on Friday, April 20, 2012.

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- Gulf Coast High School employees Marsha Bergquist, left, and Loraynee Caballeros walk the track together during the survivor's lap at the Naples Relay for Life at Gulfview Middle School on Friday, April 20, 2012.
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- Cancer survivors walk the track together during the survivor's lap at the Naples Relay for Life at Gulfview Middle School on Friday, April 20, 2012.
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- Fort Myers resident Linda Kowadla is embraced by her friend, Naples resident Alicia Sanchez, during the survivor's lap at the Naples Relay for Life at Gulfview Middle School on Friday, April 20, 2012.
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- Cancer survivors walk the track together during the survivor's lap at the Naples Relay for Life at Gulfview Middle School on Friday, April 20, 2012.
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- Ten-year-old Belle Birtolo, of Naples, has ten inches of her hair cut off for the Locks of Love program by stylist Brenda Currie at the Naples Relay for Life at Gulfview Middle School on Friday, April 20, 2012.
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- Participants join in the laps around the track during the Naples Relay for Life at Gulfview Middle School on Friday, April 20, 2012.
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- Eight-year-old Maddie Laufer has her hair painted in the Arthrex tent at the Naples Relay for Life at Gulfview Middle School on Friday, April 20, 2012.
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- Participants walk the track together at the Naples Relay for Life at Gulfview Middle School on Friday, April 20, 2012.
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- Participants walk the track together at the Naples Relay for Life at Gulfview Middle School on Friday, April 20, 2012.
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- The Calendar Girls perform at the Naples Relay for Life at Gulfview Middle School on Friday, April 20, 2012.
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- Participants walk the track together at the Naples Relay for Life at Gulfview Middle School on Friday, April 20, 2012.
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- Nine-year-old Jonathan Rodgers, of Naples, tries to sink a putt with the help of Rick Campobasso, of Naples, at the Naples Relay for Life at Gulfview Middle School on Friday, April 20, 2012.
  • Dave Sirko coordinates the 5K run. The Naples Relay for Life brought thousands to Gulfview Middle School Friday evening to help fight cancer, continuing through to a soggy Saturday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Drew Meiners, 10, left, and Drew McAlear, in chair, led the survivors' lap to begin the event. The Naples Relay for Life brought thousands to Gulfview Middle School Friday evening to help fight cancer, continuing through to a soggy Saturday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Survivors and caregivers enjoy the survivors' dinner under the big tent. The Naples Relay for Life brought thousands to Gulfview Middle School Friday evening to help fight cancer, continuing through to a soggy Saturday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Katie Preu, Dee Gilin, and Emily Clark stroll the midway. The Naples Relay for Life brought thousands to Gulfview Middle School Friday evening to help fight cancer, continuing through to a soggy Saturday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Volunteer John Morrison guides a clubcar around the track. The Naples Relay for Life brought thousands to Gulfview Middle School Friday evening to help fight cancer, continuing through to a soggy Saturday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Zack and Marianne Kureth celebrate the display they put together. The Naples Relay for Life brought thousands to Gulfview Middle School Friday evening to help fight cancer, continuing through to a soggy Saturday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Rob and Laura Potteiger make their feelings clear. The Naples Relay for Life brought thousands to Gulfview Middle School Friday evening to help fight cancer, continuing through to a soggy Saturday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • The crew from Moorings Park prepares to feed the crowd. The Naples Relay for Life brought thousands to Gulfview Middle School Friday evening to help fight cancer, continuing through to a soggy Saturday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Drew McAlear, in chair, led the survivors' lap to begin the event. The Naples Relay for Life brought thousands to Gulfview Middle School Friday evening to help fight cancer, continuing through to a soggy Saturday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • The Naples Relay for Life brought thousands to Gulfview Middle School Friday evening to help fight cancer, continuing through to a soggy Saturday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Calendar Girl Tina Pegler models 'digging for a cure.' The Naples Relay for Life brought thousands to Gulfview Middle School Friday evening to help fight cancer, continuing through to a soggy Saturday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • The drumline from the BCHS marching band makes some noise. The Naples Relay for Life brought thousands to Gulfview Middle School Friday evening to help fight cancer, continuing through to a soggy Saturday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Lynn Thomas, RN, holds a sign IDing her as a 37-year survivor. The Naples Relay for Life brought thousands to Gulfview Middle School Friday evening to help fight cancer, continuing through to a soggy Saturday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Jill Ciccarelli Raps prepares luminaria. The Naples Relay for Life brought thousands to Gulfview Middle School Friday evening to help fight cancer, continuing through to a soggy Saturday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • 'How's my hair?' asks ACS community representative Melissa Kahn, after being up all night. The Naples Relay for Life brought thousands to Gulfview Middle School Friday evening to help fight cancer, continuing through to a soggy Saturday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • 'How's my hair?' asks ACS community representative Melissa Kahn, after being up all night. The Naples Relay for Life brought thousands to Gulfview Middle School Friday evening to help fight cancer, continuing through to a soggy Saturday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Core group - Volunteer coordinators Gary Williams and Juan Aguirre, Relay chairperson Kate Kerwin, ACS executive director Cathy Cleland, and community representative Melissa Kahn, still full of spirit and adrenaline after a long night. The Naples Relay for Life brought thousands to Gulfview Middle School Friday evening to help fight cancer, continuing through to a soggy Saturday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Parker Gerard does 'morning yoga,' boots and all. The Naples Relay for Life brought thousands to Gulfview Middle School Friday evening to help fight cancer, continuing through to a soggy Saturday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Daymi Gutierrez, right, with daughter, Jasmine, 10, walking laps before sunrise. The Naples Relay for Life brought thousands to Gulfview Middle School Friday evening to help fight cancer, continuing through to a soggy Saturday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News

The Naples Relay for Life brought thousands of residents to Gulfview Middle School Friday evening to help fight cancer, continuing through to a soggy Saturday morning.

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