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Island 'Survivor' to take part in Relay For Life

•Taken from May 15 Island Dispatch

Sat, May 23rd 2015 05:40 pm

Kelly Remington, New York State Trooper from Grand Island, who survived six tribal councils on the CBS show "Survivor: Worlds Apart," will make an appearance at the Grand Island American Cancer Society Relay For Life Saturday, May 30.

Remington will visit the event at Veterans Park for a meet-and-greet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Cancer Survivor Tent, sponsored by local business Fresenius Kabi.

"How fitting to have Kelly from 'Survivor' as part of an event which is based on survivors," was the thought of Lisa Dudley, who is celebrating her 10-year breast-cancer-free anniversary this year.

Dudley met Remington at a "Survivor" TV viewing party that was held at Say Cheese over a month ago.

"I was so taken by her enthusiasm, determination and generosity on and off the show and decided to invite her to Relay," Dudley said.

Remington accepted and said, "This is a great event; I am here for whatever you need."

Remington sustained a severe head injury during the game and, when asked how she kept going, her reply was "Let's bandage this up. Let's go. Let's finish this game." Dudley said this is also how a cancer survivor feels along the journey to recovery.

The "Survivor" reunion show will air Wednesday, May 20, at 10 p.m. on WIVB-TV Channel 4 after the 8-to-10 p.m. finale show. Remington has a chance to be voted "Fan Favorite!"

Come and meet Kelly, get your picture, purchase a purple bandana for her to autograph, and maybe even walk the track with her.

Remington will also be one of the judges for the tent contests that evening.

The theme for Relay this year is "One World, One Hope." Relay starts at 4 p.m. with the opening ceremony at 6 p.m., and the luminaria ceremony at 10 p.m.


Lisa Dudley, left, met CBS "Survivor: Worlds Apart" contest Kelly Remington of Grand Island at a viewing party recently and offered her a chance to have a big part in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life May 30.

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