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Fright for Life 

Joy Hollowell

This Friday night, folks from all over our area will take a stand against cancer, by walking.The 17th annual Relay for Life kicks off at the Old Town high school track.Among the teams walking will be “Fright for Life,” led by Scott Connolly.As Joy Hollowell tells us, cancer has become a family affair for the Bangor man.========”I was actually told straight, ‘You’re going to die.’ I mean there was no chance, none.”When he was just five years old, Scott Connolly was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He began an experimental treatment and has been in remission for a number of years now. Connolly knows he’s been given a second chance at life. Now, he’s giving back with the Relay for Life in Old Town. Team members take turns walking around the high school track for 18 hours straight. Connolly has participated in the Relay for life since the 8th grade. For many years, his family ran a haunted house and hayride out of their home in Corinth, with all the proceeds going to their team, “fright for a cause.”This year, Scott’s grandmother will be another constant reminder of why Scott does the American Cancer Society fundraiser.”Unfortunately, my grandmother passed away a couple of years ago. I know too many people who’ve been affected by this disease and I think it’s my job as a survivor to try and save some other people.”============Again, the Relay for Life of Old Town gets underway Friday night at 6.Teams will take turns walking around the high school track for 18 hours straight.All the money raised goes to the American Cancer Society.If you’d like more information, you can call Mike Hart at 989-0332.