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Washington County Relay For Life raises $115,000

This year’s Relay For Life of Washington County brought in more than $115,000 for the fight against cancer, according to preliminary fundraising data from the American Cancer Society.
The overnight event began Friday evening at Indian Trail Middle School in Johnson City and spanned a 12-hour period that saw plenty of activities and celebration, including special honors for cancer survivors and those who have lost their lives to the disease.
“It was truly a memorable event,” said Ken Misterly, event chair. “We surpassed our fundraising goal of $95,000 while bringing the fight against cancer to the forefront of people’s minds.”
Approximately three dozen teams took part in the Relay For Life, fundraising throughout the year as well as at the event. Team members circled the track throughout the night as a reminder that cancer never sleeps.
A special Luminaria Ceremony honored survivors and remembered those who have died from cancer. Musical guests performed for the crowd while activities like a Mr. Relay Pageant and a frozen T-shirt contest kept attendees awake throughout the night.
To learn more about the Relay For Life, or to get involved in next year’s event, visit, or call the local ACS office at 926-2921.