Hundreds Participate in Relay for Life

Montgomery County’s Relay for Life was held Fri. night, May 17. Several hundred people came and went through the course of the event, which took place from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on the football field at West Montgomery High School.

Hundreds of people took part in the Montgomery County Relay for Life, Fri., May 17, 2013, at West Montgomery High School. (Johnny Almond photo)

Hundreds of people took part in the Montgomery County Relay for Life, Fri., May 17, 2013, at West Montgomery High School. (Johnny Almond photo)

Dozens of cancer survivors and caregivers took a lap early in the evening, and hundreds walked the field later for the “memory lap” after a reading of the names of cancer victims who were remembered by friends and family with the lighting of a luminary candle.

Entertainment included local gospel group Potter’s Will and rock and oldies band Loaded Dice, and West Montgomery dance students also performed. Area musician Joseph Maness closed the evening with a number of country songs just before 2:00 a.m.

At last count, 376 participants on 28 Relay for life teams had raised $41,601.31 this year, though that number is likely to revised upward after the final counts are in from Friday night’s event.

The money raised by Relay for Life helps support research and recovery programs provided through the American Cancer Society. Click here for more information from ACS.

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