Preliminary numbers indicate Corry’s 11th annual Relay for Life event has raised about $60,000.
Molly Reichard, community income development specialist for the American Cancer Society in Corry, says that total is $14,000 away from a goal of $74,000, but money is still expected to come in until Aug. 31.
Several participating teams are planning additional fundraisers over the next two months in an effort to help ACS reach its goal.
The 11th annual Relay event, “Relay Express to Success,” was held Friday and Saturday at Corry Area Middle-High School and is a culmination of fundraising by teams representing clubs, companies, organizations and churches from the area.
Team members take turns walking laps throughout the entire 24-hour period.
“We had a lot of support from the community,” said Chairwoman Theresa Schmitz. “We had 11 teams that came out and set up tents and it was wonderful to see all the games the kids could participate in.”
Due to construction taking place on Howard J. Sheen Field, Relay participants were forced to set up a walking and tent area in the school parking lot.
See the Journals Tuesday, June 30th edition for full story.