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Third grader Alexandra Miskie, 8, stands with her grandmother, Sandra Miskie, a 20-year cancer survivor, May 3, before an American Cancer Society Relay Recess at Stetson Elementary School. Alexandria Miskie’s paternal grandmother died of breast and lung cancer. Sandra Miskie had also been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and given a two-week life expectancy. “If I didn’t fight 20 years ago,” she said, walking with her family during the relay, “I wouldn’t have been here to see my…

Students get ready for a “fight back drill” May 3, before an American Cancer Society Relay Recess at Stetson Elementary School. “Platoon members” stepped out from a military-like formation to recite pledges. They shouted commitments to routine exercise and healthy eating. Kindergarten-fifth grade students spent Spirit Week, April 30-May 4, learning about healthy lifestyles and raising cancer awareness.

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