Relay for Life raises tens of thousands of dollars

Jun 18, 2017, 01:22
Relay for Life raises tens of thousands of dollars

The Brewster Relay joined Relays for Life in Mahopac and Patterson which are two of the more successful events nationwide.

She, in turn, presented the 2017 Relay for Life Community Engagement Award to Heartland Cancer Center, a place where many attending that evening event have spent some time.

They will unite at noon on Saturday, June 10 (rain or shine), for the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life in an effort to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer.

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"The American Cancer Society is centered on all cancer, all people, everywhere".

Walsh described Putnam's Relays for Life as "sister relays-not competitive relays".

At dusk, the bags became aglow thanks to battery-powered candles and glow sticks that were placed inside them by event volunteers. "We're here to raise money for the American Cancer Society", said Eric Witham, one of the event organizers.

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A moving candlelight ceremony involving the attendees was also led by the Master of Ceremonies Margo Olmstead, who pointed out that nearly everyone has been touched by cancer in some way - either as a patient or as a friend, relative or caregiver of a cancer victim.

Funds that are raised and donations made all go to cancer research and education, patient help or support and treatment programs.

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