Ashland Relay For Life Supports Cancer Survivors

  • 6/9/2019 11:01:49 AM
  • Ingrid Schmidt
  • Local News

ASHLAND, OH- The Ashland County-Mid Ohio Relay For Life helped raise money for the American Cancer Society on Saturday.

The event brought lots of fun and games to the Ashland County Fairgrounds all while raising money to support the fight against cancer.

The event celebrated all of the money raised by Relay for Life teams throughout the year.  Attendees could visit each team's tent and participate in a variety of games. There was also silent auctions, a bounce house, pizza contest and a wide variety of food.

Many survivors turned out to the event, sporting their purple "Survivor" t-shirts.  Co-Chair of the event, Sunshine Imhoff said the community is very supportive of the event.  

"We usually have about 100 survivors.  We have 19 teams this year, and our goal is to raise $60,000," Imhoff said.

All of the money raised during the event goes to support cancer research and survivor support programs in Ohio.  Event Co-Chair, Joanie Chapman said that it is very important to the program that the money raised stays local.

"All the money raised for this Relay For Life stays in Ashland County," Chapman said.  "We also team up with Mansfield, Richland County."

The ultimate goal of Relay For Life is to fund cancer research, so that there are many more cancer survivors.

"Everybody has fought cancer.  Everybody knows somebody who has been touched by cancer in some way or another and this is our way of fighting back," Imhoff said.

 

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