2013 Cass County Relay for Life a Huge Success


June 22nd, 2013 by Chris Parks

A large crowd participated in the 2013 Cass County Relay for Life Friday night (6/21) at the Atlantic High School Track.  Individuals, teams, and corporate sponsors all helped make the fundraising effort the best year yet in raising funds to battle Cancer with the American Cancer Society.  The fundraising total as of the end of the event Friday was at $78,880.59 with some donations still coming in.2013 Relay for Life Survivor Lap

The night began with a Survivor dinner in the Atlantic High School Commons catered by Hy-Vee.  Survivors then kicked off the activities at the track by completing the first lap and being recognized for their fight against Cancer.

The night also contained a wide variety of entertainment, kids activities, an education tent, many raffles, some great food, special laps and the luminary ceremony in the evening. 

A couple of other special efforts went on throughout the day Friday as well with a tractor ride that began from the Cass County Fairgrounds and a motorcycle ride that started at the Atlantic City Park.  Both rides were very well attended and raised more funds for Relay.  The tractor riders finished their day at the Atlantic Hy-Vee while the motorcycle ride made their final stop at the Relay for Life event to turn in their funds.

Another special moment toward the end of the event was a special memorial donation presentation from the McCunn family in honor of Don McCunn.  Thier large donation helped push the fundraising total over the top of last year’s efforts.

The Cass County Relay for Life committee would like to thank everyone in Cass County for supporting the cause and making the event a great success.