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Relay for Life raises $62,324

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Local volunteers raised money for American Cancer Society

By Brian Funk, Editor

A total of 526 people on 37 teams participated in the 2012 Galax-Carroll Relay for Life, held July 27 at the Carroll County High School track.

The teams raised a total of $62,324 for cancer research. The event began at 6 p.m. with a survivors’ lap and continued throughout the night, ending with a closing ceremony at 2 a.m. Saturday.

Others groups walking were caregivers, kids and teens. Luminaries were lit at dusk to remember those touched by cancer.

Top fund-raising teams were:
1 ― WMS Dare To Dream: $9,669
2 ― Gladesboro Relay:  $8,009
3 ― Hillsville Presbyterian Church: $4,152

Top individual fund-raisers were:
1 ― Liz Ingersoll: $3,040
2 ― Susan Hevey: $2,853
3 ― Kevin Campbell: $1,002

SEE WEDNESDAY'S EDITION OF THE GAZETTE FOR MORE RELAY FOR LIFE PHOTOS