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Brother & Sister Take Rivalry To Relay For Life

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People in the QCA are taking steps in the fight against cancer. On Saturday the Relay for Life of Scott County will bring together hundreds of people doing just that. There's a local brother and sister duo using their competitiveness toward the cause. 

Terri Benner and her brother Tony Flemming have their typical brother/sister bouts. "I've learned a lot from her and I steadily take second place, let's just put it that way," said Flemming.
"No I wouldn't say that," quipped his sister.
But it's put to good use in the Relay for Life. Each are heading up a team and, since the siblings are both shift managers at different Davenport Walmart stores, that naturally adds to the rivalry.
"This year it's really grown quite a bit. This year Tony issued an email to both of our store managers challenging each store to raise more money," said Benner.
Aside from the competition, it's a cause both of them are happy to support. Benner got involved with Relay for Life several years ago after a good friend lost her father to cancer. The two have also had several family members of their own battle it.
"We lost our grandfather to cancer.  I think everybody has been touched by cancer so it's terrific and so easy to get people involved," added Benner.
Saturday their teams will meet on the track. After several months of fundraising, the dozens involved from each sibling's store will make a final push. With grants from Walmart they hope to raise close to $20,000 altogether which will go to help save lives. "We also want to raise awareness. That's the ultimate goal," said Flemming. 
But who will be saved from a pie in the face remains to be seen. "He used to work at my store so we had some associates offer today to donate money if they could throw the pie at him," said Benner.
Flemming responded, "Now see, this is new news to me."
Relay for Life of Scott County was this past Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Rivercenter in Davenport. Fox 18's Bailey Deitz will be there to help kick things off and there will be plenty of events and activities going on throughout the day. For more information on the event CLICK HERE.


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