PARRSBORO - In only its fourth year, Parrsboro's Relay for life raised $35,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society over the weekend.
Held at the Lions Arena on June 10-11, the event featured 18 participating teams, twice the number from last year's relay, and increased its fundraising take by $13,000.
"We had a phenomenal evening thanks to an incredible organizing committee," said chairman Frank Hartman. "Recruitment and registration committee members did an outstanding job."
For the first time in Parrsboro a team, Storm Keepers, reached the level of Bronze by raising a little over $6,900, while Cougars for the Cure reached the Rising Star level by raising close to $5,000. Eleven-year-old Madison Tennant again earned the individual youth award by raising over $2,000 and Hartman received the adult individual award for raising close to $1,600. Kylee Smith was presented a ribbon for her individual fundraising effort of almost $500.
"Overall it was a tremendous success with Parrsboro and the surrounding communities and counties contributing over $35,000 toward the research, awareness, and prevention of a disease that has in some way affected each and every one of us," said Hartman.
(For the full story, see the June 16 issue of The Citizen-Record)