Archive for Monday, June 14, 2010

Relay for Life teams raise more than $172,000 for American Cancer Society

The relay also collected more than 5,000 cans for the local food pantry and animal shelter.

June 14, 2010


Hundreds of walkers took a giant step forward in the fight to find a cure for cancer.

The 79 teams that participated in this year’s Relay for Life of Douglas County reached their goal, raising more than $172,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Volunteers from each team spent the night Friday walking around the track at Free State High School until early Saturday morning.

Stacie Schroeder, the American Cancer Society’s community manager for development, said the event also surpassed last year’s canned food donations. Organizers collected between 4,000 and 5,000 items that will be donated to local food pantries and the Lawrence Humane Society.


slowplay 7 years, 11 months ago

That's an amazing accomplishment. Also, I believe a large portion of that goes back into local resources.

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