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Relay For Life Raises More Than $111,000

Amanda Bird, public relations chairman for the annual American Cancer Society Fulton County Relay For Life, said as of Monday, the event raised just over $111,000.

The fundraiser involves teams who collect pledges for the number of laps completed around the Fulton County Fairgrounds midway. Teams also sell food items and crafts, and offer games to raise money.

The event was Friday, June 7 through Saturday, June 8.

Bird said the goal was to raise $111,000. Last year, Relay for Life brought in $114,000.

However, she said she had more than $2,000 that she had not turned in, and money from other teams was still coming in as well.

“We’ll have more than $114,000,” she said.

While much of the money raised goes to local programs, Bird said some goes toward cancer research.

She said ACS just awarded an $800,000 grant to a researcher at the University of Toledo, who is working on a treatment for breast cancer.