O’Brien County Relay For Life Chair Cindy Runger says $44,750 was raised to fight cancer. Eighteen teams were there.
The first place team as far as fundraising — reaching the Platinum level of $7500, was team “Lively’s Lovin’ Life”.
Reaching the Gold level of $5000 was team “NCC Thunder”.
Reaching the Bonze level of $2500 were teams Cain Ellsworth and Citizens State Bank and “Cathy’s Hippies for Hope”
Sixty-two survivors attended, and there were 619 luminary bags purchased in honor or in memory of loved ones.
Runger says she “was extremely grateful for the money raised, and extremely grateful for the generous support of businesses and individuals from throughout the county. She says community involvement makes Relay for Life successful.
Money that was raised throughout the year goes to research, education, and advocacy programs through the American Cancer Society. Garage sales, bake sales, car washes, raffles and sales of various items were held to raise the funds.