Hundreds raise $34,066.57 funds for cancer society
Tue, 2016-05-03 05:00 News Staff
By LYNETTE SOWELL
For a total of 14 hours from Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning, several hundred participated in the annual Relay For Life in Copperas Cove to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Due to the rainy weather during the past week and the chance of rain on Friday and into the weekend, the decision was made to move the event from Hanke Stadium at S.C. Lee Junior High to the cafeteria and gymnasium at the Williams/Ledger Elementary School campus nearby. The perimeter of the cafeteria and stage area was lined with luminaria bags and arrows pointed the way for participants to walk around the cafeteria, then circle through the gym and back into the cafeteria once again.
This year’s relay had a fundraising goal of $35,000 and the Relay For Life lead team had hopes that the teams would not just meet that goal, but surpass it. In 2015, Relay For Life of Copperas Cove exceeded their goal of $30,000.