|Relay for Life raises $100,000|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Monday, 24 May 2010 10:52|
The rain may have drenched the annual Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society in Bowling Green this past weekend, but it didn't drown the spirit to raise money to fight cancer.
The walk, held at the Bowling Green High School track area, raised just over $100,000, according to Tiffany Miller, income development coordinator out of the American Cancer Society office in Perrysburg.
That funding will be used for cancer prevention education, patient services, research and advocacy.
Fifty teams participated in the relay, with as many as 500 people attending, Miller said.
Before the rain moved in, relay participants were able to hold the opening ceremony, the survivors' lap, and several other laps until about 9 p.m., when the event was closed down due to showers. The relay is designed to go on from Friday evening to noon on Saturday, with teams walking continuously through the night.
When the relay started up again at 6 a.m. Saturday, participants held the traditional luminaries ceremony for cancer victims and survivors, the Ms. Relay Contest, and the basket auction. Closing ceremonies were then held at noon.
"We appreciate everyone coming out even though it was raining," Miller said. "And we appreciate everyone who came back the next morning."
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