27th annual Relay for Life raises almost $600,000 for locals battling cancer

It's become one of the biggest Relay for Life events across the country and this year they raised almost $600,000, bringing in $593,989.88.

164 teams participated in the 27th annual event, with over 2,000 participants. 967 survivors completed the survivor’s walk, the kick-off event, and 4,500 bags were present at the Luminaria event, to remember those lost to cancer. This 24-hour event was made possible thanks the 243 volunteers.

The top ten fundraising teams are listed below:

  • Aera Energy, $61,869
  • Stella Hills Basket Bases $52,807
  • Wells Fargo/Our Link for a Cure $27,000
  • United States Postal Service/Friends and Families $26,834
  • ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Survivor Bakersfield $25,997
  • Bob Miller and Friends $25,622
  • Striking Out Cancer $20,009
  • Bimat Bulldogs $17,958
  • Nestle Dreyer’s Ice Cream $16,485
  • Andy’s Angels $13,309

 

As well as he top ten individual fundraisers:

 

  • Sandy Brown $40,145
  • Jean Browning $25,793
  • Marsha Weimer $24,284
  • Kathy Bess $19,799
  • Scottie Miller $13,335
  • Sharon Kruse $6,362
  • Gerry Cornejo $5,940
  • Kaitlin Senecal $5,406
  • Priscilla Bacus $5,371
  • Camilia Beserra $5,093

 

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