BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Teams raise $35,000 at Relay for Life

More than $35,000 was raised Friday night as 11 teams of walkers trekked during the Relay for Life of Hamilton County.

Officials made the decision to move the event inside from Bob Buckley Track at the Webster City High School due to the uncertain weather conditions and earlier heavy rains. Teams walked the hallways surrounding the Webster City High School competition gym. Food stands were set up in the lobby and some of the teams established rest areas in another corridor. A DJ provided music throughout the evening.

“With the questionable weather, we decided it would be better to move it earlier than to have to scramble later,” said committee member Pat Nokes. “We’ve got a pretty good crowd here tonight.”

“We pretty much tried to do everything as we had planned for outside, except for the fireworks,” Nokes said.

Betty Broshar, Webster City, honorary chairman of the event and a two time cancer survivor, spoke to those present before the start of the relay. She and her family carried the Relay for Life banner to kickoff the event with the survivors lap. The survivors, dressed in purple T-shirts, walked the route as the sounds of “We are the Champions” filtered through the speakers. There were tears and applause as the survivors passed groups of people along the route.

During the second lap, caregivers and family members joined the survivors as they walked the route.

Throughout the evening, organizers also hosted games, specialty laps and even a pie auction.

The annual relay raised funds for the American Cancer Society for cancer research, education and support services.applause as the survivors passed groups of people along the route.

During the second lap, caregivers and family members joined the survivors as they walked the route.

Throughout the evening, organizers also hosted games, specialty laps and even a pie auction.

The annual relay raised funds for the American Cancer Society for cancer research, education and support services.