Franklin County Relay for Life raises over $72,000

Numerous cancer survivors walk a lap around the track in honor of their hard-fought battles with the disease, and to remember those who have lost their fights.

Franklin County community members donned their capes and unleashed their inner superhero at the Franklin County Relay For Life on Saturday, July 29. The event raised over $72,000 as of Monday, July 31.

Relay For Life is an American Cancer Society charity event that is put on in local communities to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those who died and to help those who are currently fighting the disease. Dozens of volunteers, cancer survivors and caregivers walked around the West Fork High School track from 3-11 p.m. in order to come together and raise money for cancer research. Attendees could also participate in various contests when they weren’t walking the track. In total, the Relay For Life raised over $72,000 for cancer research almost meeting their goal of $83,500.

“I thought the event went very well; I was impressed with how many people came,” said Sheri Bogue, Franklin County Relay For Life chairperson.

Read the full article in the August 3 edition of the papers.