The Anacortes Relay for Life, a fundraising event to end cancer, raised more than $108,000, according to organizers of the event.
A representative wrote on Facebook, "The final numbers aren't in yet but it should be $108,000+ which is a pretty good year compared to other Relays in the area."
At the start of last weekend’s event at the high school, the featured speaker, Brinkley Meyers, cut the ribbon to start the Survivors Lap.
During the Survivors Lap, all cancer survivors at the event take the first lap around the track, celebrating their victory over cancer while cheered on by the other participants who line the track. Relay For Life events also recognize and celebrate caregivers, who give time, love, and support to their friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers facing cancer.
Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day.
Steve Berentson photo. Steve has a photoblog at AnacortesToday.com.