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

Posted: 8:10 AM, May 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-07 04:50:16Z
Local Relay for Life set for this weekend
Local Relay for Life set for this weekend

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