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Relay For Life Tops $51,000

Last updated on Thursday, June 21, 2012

(BEDFORD) - The 2012 Relay for Life, which was Friday and Saturday at Parkview track, raised $51,915, with more being turned in.

Carol Johnson of the Times-Mail reports that months of fundraising by 26 teams had raised about $40,000 prior to the start of the event.

Tammy Smith, Relay organizer, said more than $6,000 was raised during the 16 hours of Relay.

Karen Weaver, a cancer survivor and member of Uteruses United, said her team raised $1,350. The team took on the job of running the concession stand, raising over $500.

Other highlights of Relay for Life:

Fundraising for Relay for Life continues through August. Volunteers are planning a final fundraiser, Bark for Life, a dog walk against cancer, in August.

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