Five teams battle in dodgeball for pancreatic cancer

Published: Sep. 10, 2022 at 5:54 PM CDT
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EAST PEORIA (25NEWSNOW) - Five teams went head-to-head in a dodgeball tournament to fight pancreatic cancer on Saturday.

The event was put on by the Theresa Tracy Strive to Survive Fighting Pancreatic Cancer group. Their goal was to increase the rate of survival of pancreatic cancer through awareness and raising money for the Illinois Cancer care foundation and the University of Illinois foundation. On Saturday they raised over $800.

“For the awareness and survivability of pancreatic cancer people, there’s not a lot of organizations raising money for pancreatic cancer and to keep the fight alive,” group member Orin Naramore said.

On the first Saturday of November the group will host the Teresa Tracey Trot on the East Peoria riverfront.