A relay for Life conducted at Rockwood School District for the 12th time on June 1-2 has been successful and has collected a big sum of over $91,000 this year, a recent report has revealed.
It has been found that the Rockwood high schools take part in the event each year. The 2012 event was hosted at Rockwood Summit in Fenton, the report finds, with the theme Footloose & Cancer Free for Relay.
The last year’s event had raised more than $1 million and for the same, Rockwood was also bestowed with a 'Thanks a Million Award'.
The report says that the event is organized to raise money for the American Cancer Society, which aims at killing the evil cancer. The donation money is invested into research into the disease as well as is spent for supporting patients and their families. Also, some part of the collection is used for cancer-fighting programmes.
“After walking all night, we’re exhausted, just like a patient undergoing treatment. When the sun starts to rise, we feel strong again and it gives us hope that someday we will find a cure”, affirmed Cheryl Skrivan, teacher’s assistant and co-captain of the Westridge Wild Women team.
Another event is now being run in Ogdensburg, which aims to collect more than $60,000 this year.