2011 Cass County Relay for Life raises $72K for cancer research


June 27th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Funds raised during the Cass County Relay For Life event held Friday evening in Atlantic exceeded those raised last year, by more than $5,000. Relay Chairperson Carole Schuler said $72,000 was raised for the American Cancer Society. Proceeds from the event will be used to find a cure for cancer. Last year’s Relay For Life raised $67,000.

Schuler said around 150 people took laps around the Atlantic High School Track to help raise the funds, and celebrate those who have survived cancer and those who lost their battle with the disease.