It was the 25th anniversary celebration at American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Dawson County held at Ehmen Park in Gothenburg. $43,186 was raised by the end of the night on Friday, July 19th. Lexington Regional Health Center had a team of 10 individuals to walk that night. The LRHC team raised a little over $2,000 to support this cause. This money was raised with having multiple fundraisers including a bake sale and two cookouts over lunch that included burgers and hotdogs.
“It was a great way to spend my Friday evening, I’ve had many family members affected by cancer so it was a cause that was close to my heart” said Brenna Bartruff (Director of Marketing for LRHC).
Below are pictures of the balloons being sent off, the LRHC Relay crew and two luminaries.
The luminaria ceremony followed as everyone was asked to light the tealight candles in nearly 500 luminaria bags on the west side of the park. Everyone received a glow stick and broke it to honor relatives, friends, co-workers and acquaintances who have had cancer.
This year’s Relay teams included Flatwater Fight Club, Gothenburg Health, Hope on the Move!, Lexington Regional Health Center, People First of Dawson County 2, Team Grammy and Women’s Cancer Support Group Garden of Hope.