Relay for life event raises over $200,000

April 20, 2015 2:25 AM

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Relay for life event raises over $200,000

The beaming lights faded and all of the noise came to a halt. Everyone stopped throwing Frisbees, dancing or walking laps and joined in front of the stage for the Luminaria Ceremony. The atmosphere changed as the lanterns dedicated for survivors were lit. At once, everyone was reminded of the real reason they came to Relay for Life.

A cappella group Note-oriety hummed “Amazing Grace” as people were asked to walk laps in honor of survivors, one group at a time. People walked for their mothers, fathers, family and friends, starting and stopping at a custom dedicated lantern. In that moment there were no teams, just a unified body...

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