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More than $125,000 for Cancer LifeNet raised at Saturday's third Amanda Hichkad Walk in Aberdeen

More than $125,000 for Cancer LifeNet raised at Saturday's third Amanda Hichkad Walk in Aberdeen

Nearly 2,000 participants walked the "Ripken Mile" on Saturday, raising more than $125,000 for Cancer LifeNet at the Third Annual Amanda Hichkad CCA Celebration Walk at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen.

Among the walkers was Cathy Hemmings, an Abingdon resident who organized a team called Mitch's Peeps, named in memory of her late husband Mitch Hemmings, who died in November from colon cancer. More than 75 people from five states joined Mitch's Peeps on Leidos Field as they raised more than $3,000 for Cancer LifeNet.

"One of my daughters, Carly, and I have participated in the Hichkad Walk since it started. We were part of a team captained by a close...

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