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It’s a disease that affects nearly everyone in one way or another. So one Brookings man decided to make it easy for people to help find a cure for it, and he’s doing it by giving those who help a special deal.

RJ’s Gas Stop on Highway 14 in Brookings was a lot busier than usual Saturday afternoon. That’s because people weren’t getting gas just to fill up their cars, they were there to ‘Gas Out Cancer.’  

"People can come in and get a 21 cent discount on gas. They don't have to do a darn thing,” said Shane Anderson, the event coordinator.

As car after car drove into the station, volunteers pumped more than 1,700 gallons of gas during the three hour fundraiser. They washed windows and even ran money to the clerk inside the station. All drivers had to do was open their wallets to help raise money for Relay for Life, an organization that raises money for the American Cancer Society.      

 “It's an event that I started last year, to try and help with the research and the cost it takes,” said Shane.

Anderson said one way or another everyone is affected by cancer. So he created Saturday’s event to make it easy for people to donate, to help find a cure. 21 cents for every gallon of gas purchased is donated. And Brenda Buus, the publicity chair for the Brookings County Relay for Life said it may not seem like a lot, but it goes a long way.
“Every dollar counts. Everybody thinks, ' Well my little donation doesn't make a difference,' but every donation makes a difference,” said Buus.

Especially when people like Kenny Boynton bring in a party bus to fill up. He said he came by the gas station Friday and was told about the fundraiser. So Boynton decided to make a stop at RJ’s again, filling up his bus with $100 worth of diesel.
“I think it's awesome, I think it’s great, anything to help out,” said Boynton.

And helping out is exactly what Anderson is doing.

 “I just had another person just say I was just diagnosed with cancer back in November, thanks for doing this,” said Anderson.

Volunteers pumped more than 700 gallons more of gas than they did in 2012. In total, the fundraiser raised more than $1,000 for Relay for Life.

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