Originally posted on ajc.com  |  Last updated 10/21/11
When Ariana Berg learned that the Georgia Tech swimming team raises money for the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life, Berg was eager to participate not only because it’s a popular and worthy charity. Berg, a freshman breaststroke specialist, is a beneficiary of the society’s cancer research funding. Berg, diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma as a high school freshman in the spring of 2008, said she overcame the disease with the aid of a drug developed through funds from ACS. “I’m really passionate about Relay for Life,” said Berg, from Peachtree City and McIntosh High. She’ll swim Friday evening for the Yellow Jackets against North Carolina at 5 p.m. at Tech’s aquatic center. The meet is Tech’s Swim for the Cure, in which fans can make donations to Relay for Life and receive pink t-shirts. As an eighth-grader, Berg noticed a bump on the right side of her face in eighth grade, but left it alone. In April of her ninth-grade year, she had it removed and was …
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