Anson County Relay for Life raised more than the expected goal of $50,000 dollars
Close to 1,000 participants walked around the stadium of Anson High School from 6 p.m. to midnight on May 11, for Relay for Life. It’s a team fundraising event where members take turns walking around a track or designated path for a period of six to 24 hours.
Cameron Whitley, senior community development manager with the American Cancer Society, said about 27 teams from Anson County — including schools, businesses, churches and family and friends — came out to support.
“These teams set up ‘campsites’ at the event and hosted on-site fundraisers,” she said. “The event was fun and festive and filled with people who want to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
“It’s an incredible accomplishment showcasing the hard work of so many individuals in our community,” she added.
Money raised from the event will go to the American Cancer Society to help with research, prevention, detection, education and patient support.
“I am so grateful for all of the volunteers, sponsors and individuals who work so hard to make this event a success,” Whitley said. “The American Cancer Society would not be able to make a difference in the fight against cancer without the generosity of these individuals.”
For answers on cancer-related questions, visit cancer.org or contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.