Relay 2012 nearing fundraising goal
Published 11:00 pm Friday, April 27, 2012
Relay For Life inched closer to its 2012 fundraising goal Friday as the overnight event rolled on.
Before the luminaria walk at 9:15 p.m., Relay was at about 80 percent of it’s $175,000 goal. Relay had already raised $135,000 when the event kicked off, emcee Jim Shannon announced.
Cancer survivors of all ages joined together for the Survivors’ Lap at 6:30. The event was made more special by a surprise appearance from honorary chairwoman Liliana Thompson, a 2-year-old currently being treated for leukemia. Liliana and her mother led the procession on a golf cart driven by fellow cancer survivor Jerry Grooms.
Activities continue through the 6 a.m. closing ceremony. Several awards will be given Saturday morning, including the top fundraising team and top teams by organization, church, business and school as well as the top individual fundraiser and top new team.
Check back for Relay’s final tally and award winners.