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Relaying to the aid of friends and family in Dixon

Published: Saturday, June 7, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST • Updated: Sunday, June 8, 2014 8:06 p.m. CST
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"Team Jackie," a group of friends and co-workers of Jackie Cook, speak about their efforts Friday afternoon to help their friend, who is battling cancer. Cook is a paraprofessional at Washington Elementary School in Dixon and is winning her battle against throat cancer. The "Washington Warriorettes" spoke during the opening ceremonies of the Lee County Relay for Life at Dixon High School.
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Jim Marshall speaks about his battle with colorectal cancer Friday evening at the Lee County Relay for Life. Marshall is a 6-year cancer survivor.
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Friends, family and supporters line the Dixon High School track as survivors of cancer make their way to start the 2014 Lee County Relay for Life. The Whiteside County Relay Life is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. today at Hinder's Field at Rock Falls High School.

"Team Jackie," a group of friends and co-workers of Jackie Cook, speak about their efforts Friday afternoon to help their friend, who is battling cancer. Cook is a paraprofessional at Washington Elementary School in Dixon and is winning her battle against throat cancer. The "Washington Warriorettes" spoke during the opening ceremonies of the Lee County Relay for Life at Dixon High School.

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