2007 Relay for Life deemed a success

Friday, June 22, 2007

The 2007 Marshall County Relay for Life totals are in!

The grand total raised for the American Cancer Society to date is $53,330.13.

The Top 3 Individual fundraisers were Pj Wamblewith $3,005 for her team Bosom Buddies /Pin Busters; Cara Francis with $1,055.61 for her team Okay Tire /Racing For A Cure; and Natalie Grogan with $965 also representing Okay Tire /Racing For A Cure.

The Top Three Teams in Spirit Points were team Bosom Buddies /Pin Busters, First Baptist Church /Fishing For A Cure, and Rainbow Kids /Racing For A Cure.

The Top Three Fundraising Teams were Okay Tire /Racing For A Cure raising $7,256.17; Bosom Buddies /Pin Busters raising $4,535 and First National Bank /Goalies raising $3,905.93

"We have sixteen teams represented, from pre-schoolers to the young at heart. The Relay had six new teams and ten returning. We had approximately 80 survivors at this year's Relay For Life, who have been beating cancer for periods ranging from several months to 49 years," said Michelle Head.

"We had one team at $1,000, two teams over $1,500, three teams above $2,000, five teams above $3,000, one team at $4,545 and one team at $7,256.17 which averages to $2,574.33 per team, up from $1,657 last year. All Relay participants are very excited," she said.