By Kay Braddock
Although Friday evening’s thunderstorm may have dampened conditions for Prairie County Relay for Life teams, it did little to dampen their fundraising efforts. Including the $3,600 raised at the Bras for a Cause event held in Terry earlier this spring, a total of just over $14,000 was raised for the American Cancer Society.
That’s $2,000 more than last year’s total raised, according to organizer Joan Hubber.
“There was just really a great volunteer base,” Hubber said of Terry’s second annual Relay for Life.
Thirteen local volunteers helped spearhead varying aspects of the fundraising event.
Funds raised will be used for cancer research, awareness and to help those undergoing treatment.
Once realizing the 2 a.m. thunderstorm wasn’t going to blow over, most team members packed up and went
Pictured at left: Ron Kiosse and Norman Shannon are among cancer survivors who walked the first lap of the evening during Prairie County’s Relay for Life event.
Published June 29, 2011