There were at least two 20-year anniversaries at the Effingham Relay For Life this year.
Pat Kennedy, in a colorful birthday clown suit, and Kathryn Skokna, who shared her story with the entire festival, celebrated 20 years of being cancer-free.
“If everybody could have cancer,” Kennedy said. “I wish they could have it and survive it because it makes you such a better person; it gives you an insight on life that you had no idea, an appreciation of everything, and things that we take for granted, it brings those things up.”
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