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      Striking out cancer one pitch at a time

      Relay for Life is a life-changing cancer fundraising event that help communities across the globe fight back against cancer.

      Residents in Unionville, Missouri swung their bats as a way to raise money to truly make a difference in the fight against cancer.

      The Putnam County Relay for Life actually put on this slow-pitch softball tournament as a way to have fun, but also to knock cancer out of the park!

      "The purpose is to raise money for relay," said Kristin Wood events chair for Putnam County Relay for Life. "The team called 'That One Team' actually is putting on this event so they're here raising money and each team had to pay a fee to play and there's twelve teams total and hopefully they'll raise a lot of money for the good cause."

      This is the first tournament in a long time, and organizers are hoping the teams come back next year to bring another big success.

      "It's actually a lot more than what we expected actually, they usually have about 8 teams play in these tournaments so this is a really good turn out for us," said Wood.

      The Putnam County Relay for Life event will be held June 22 at the Unionville City Park and will go from 12 noon until midnight.