Relay for Life right on track

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Following this year’s Relay For Life television shows theme, members of the Webber Warriors team dressed up as characters from “The Simpsons.”

(Posted June 23, 2017)

This year’s Madison County Relay For Life, held June 16-17 at London High School, raised over $73,000 (and counting) for the American Cancer Society.

Relay For Life encourages individuals, families and organizations to form teams to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Participants spend weeks and months in this pursuit. Their efforts culminate in Relay weekend.

At this year’s closing ceremony, the following teams and individuals were recognized for their accomplishments:

Top individual fundraisers: Cory Sickles, $9,045; Wally Sickles, $5,400

Top fundraising team: Amie’s Angels, $14,720

Caregiver Award: Susan Campbell

Charlie and Helen Farmer Inspiration Award: Lori Rinehart

Ms. Relay Winner: Geoff Barth

Hopeful Bra Contest: Crazy 4 the Cure

Sue Campbell, recipient of this year’s Relay For Life Caregiver Award, cuts the ribbon to begin the survivor/caregiver celebration lap.

Additionally, the silent auction brought in over $5,600, and over 250 attended the survivor dinner.

Monetary donations can still be made through Aug. 31 to count toward this year’s Relay For Life fundraising total. Make checks payable to “Madison County Relay For Life” of “American Cancer Society” and mail them to P.O. Box 411, West Jefferson, OH 43162. The money goes toward patient support, education, awareness and research.

Messenger photos by Jeff Pfeil
Luminaries spell out “HOPE” in the stands at London High School’s athletic complex, site of the 2017 Madison County Relay For Life, held June 16-17. The luminaries were part of a ceremony during which cancer patients were honored and remembered.

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