Relay For Life raises $70,001.70

| May 15, 2017

COSHOCTON – Taking one more step toward a cancer free future. Those were the words that Amber Goddard, one of the event leaders, spoke during the closing ceremony at the 2017 Coshocton County Relay for Life on Saturday, May 13. The event was held at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds and is now in its 22nd year.

The Relay stepped off at 6 p.m. on Friday evening with Jim Eckelberry cutting the ribbon for the ceremony.

Event Lead Mike Farley said, “This gives us a chance to remember those that we have lost. They are never far from our hearts. We remember them with every step we take around the track and they motivate us to keep going.”

ACS Staff Partner Tracy Barnhouse told the closing ceremony crowd, “To date we have raised $70,001.70. And we’re not finished yet. We have several teams with fundraisers this summer (the American Cancer Society Relay year runs through Aug. 31). We still have a great chance to make our $106,500 goal. I think we’re going to make it.”

The top team at the 2017 Coshocton County Relay for Life was Keene United Methodist Church with $15,467 and second was Fresno Bible Church with $14,170 raised.

Coshocton High School took home the bragging rights for the top team points with 6,445. Points are awarded for participating in various events and games at the Relay.

Team H.I.C.C.U.P. won the plaque for the Best Overall campsite. The Wesney Warriors team was awarded the plaque for Most Original and Most Educational went to Keene United Methodist Church.

Following the closing ceremony team participants made a final lap around the walking track to remember those that are in the fight and those that have been lost to cancer.




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