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7-year-old wins over hearts at Montgomery Co. Relay for Life

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She may be small, but walking around this track she's a hero.

At 7-years-old, Abigail Hewitt is the youngest team captain in Montgomery county's Relay for Life history.

Abigail raised raised the most money out of any kid at Relay for Life. She says she remembers relaying with her grandmother before she lost her battle to cancer.

"I remember walking with her and ever since she died, I took her place by walking with my grandpa," Abigail Hewitt said.

There's also people like, Pat Worrell, who walked the track as a survivor.

Pat is now 9-years cancer-free.

"The first year I walked it was like an emotional roller coaster ride," cancer survivor Pat Worrell says. "As a survivor, you hit those high times when things look good and then low times when things don't look so good."

Pat says it's amazing to see people fundraise year after year in hopes of finding a cure.

"It brings tears to your eyes, but warm feelings to your heart to know that people care enough that they want to work hard to fundraiser throughout the year for this cause," Worrell says.

Our own WSLS 10 anchor Dawn Jefferies emceed the event and opened up about her family tragedy dealing with cancer.

A cause even event organizers like Tara Lephew say hits close to home.

"It's dear to my heart. I've lost family members to cancer. A lot of my family members have been touched by it. We have to find a cure. We want to help save people," event chair Tara Lephew says.

Participants helped raise more than $100,000 and hope to help raise more for the American Cancer Society.

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