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Weekend Events to Benefit Others

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Many events are taking place in the Magic City this weekend. And some are for the benefit of others.

The community is coming together through common causes. The American Cancer Society in Hardin is holding Relay for Life starting at 6 PM going until 6 AM Saturday.

"We have a big, big thing this year. We have a $20,000 team," said Amanda Sprague, Bighorn County Relay for Life Chair.

The thirteen teams have raised $55,000 and they hope to reach the committee goal of $70,000.

"Everyone has their own cancer story," Sprague said. "Whether it's them, a parent, a loved one, a friend, everyone's been touched by this disease somehow and I guess it just means that we have to work harder."

In the Magic City, Billings Clinic is holding a Stupid Cancer Boot Camp Saturday at Rocky Mountain College's Prescott Hall. The event will help young adults faced with cancer.

"We've got experts out here who are going to spend the day with them talking about those really tough issues," said Karyl Blaseg, manager of Billings Clinic's cancer programs. "No question is off limits and it's just a time to be honest and get those questions answered."

And the benefit for Scott Stewart, a veteran who died after hitting a deer with his motorcycle, will be held Saturday.

"Scott would be doing the same thing for us," said Luke Walker, one of Stewart's friends and a veteran. "He touched so many people's lives. He had a laugh that you could hear from the end of the bar or wherever you were at in the room you could always tell where Scott was."

The pancake breakfast is from 8:30 to 11 in the morning. The silent auction and dance starts at 7 PM and goes until 10. Events are $5 and at American Legion Post 4. The money will go toward Stewart's hospital bills.

So, if you want to help, the community has something for everyone.

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