Relay For Life raises more than $112,000

LEWISTOWN — Thirty-two teams and more than 400 people participated in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mifflin-Juniata event on June 8 and 9 at Kish Park.

More than $112,000 was raised to support the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives from cancer. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease and fund cancer research of future treatments and/or a cure.

“It was inspirational to see people from all parts of the community come out to support us and help save lives from cancer,” Shannon Warburton of the American Cancer Society said in a press release. “Together, we celebrated those surviving cancer, remembered loved ones lost, and took tangible action to make a difference.”

The following teams and individuals were recognized for their extraordinary efforts:

¯Meme’s Misfits — Top fundraising team with $12,889 raised

¯Happy Feet — with $10,579 raised

¯JVB Cancer Crushers — with $10,510 raised

Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington in 1985, the Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. Relay For Life celebrates people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost and takes action for lifesaving change.

During Relay For Life events, members of each team take turns walking or running around the track or path. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.

Donations can still be made by visiting RelayForLife.org/pamifflinjuniata.