“I was afraid the weather would hurt us, but it cleared up and we had wonderful participation,” said Robin Bartrum, with Relay For Life. “We had a good crowd, over 50 survivors, and we ended up raising $30,000 over our goal.”
Three teams participating in the walk raised over $10,000 each, with Highlands Regional Medical Center topping the list at $17,717. Saint Joseph-Martin brought in $15,605, and Appalachian Regional Healthcare raised $12,500.
Sixteen teams participated in the walk, starting at 7 p.m. on Friday and ending at 6 a.m. on Saturday.
Also at the event, Margo Allison Ranae Hunt, of Stanville, received a $1,000 scholarship from the American Cancer Society Mid-South Division. The scholarship is renewable on an annual basis. Hunt will be attending Morehead State University.
“It is difficult for many families to afford the rising cost of a college education,” said Angel Strange, quality of life director for the Mid-South Division of the American Cancer Society. “For pediatric cancer survivors, it is even more difficult because of past treatment-related expenses. The Mid-South Division’s College Scholarship program is designed to give these families some much-needed assistance in paying for college tuition.”
For more information on the American Cancer Society, including a list of Relay For Life events and scholarship recipients, visit http://cancer.org.