Relay for Life raises $122K

Ollie Kairis pulls his father

The heroes that were walking around the Sumner High School track could not run faster than a speeding bullet or leap tall buildings in a single bound, but many Relay for Life participants would agree that together, they all had tremendous strength to finish the fight against cancer.

Over 278 people participated in the American Cancer Society’s 16th annual Sumner Relay for Life, and raised $122,150 by the end of the event. 75 cancer survivors participated in the relay, as well. Many relayers sported flowing purple or pink capes, and others dressed up as a comic book superhero.

At the start of the relay, the team Andy’s Saints had raised the most money for the event, topping the charts at $16,000. Rose Bresina, a member of Andy’s Saints, said that the team worked really hard this year to be number one, because “everyone on our team has been impacted by cancer.”

Jessica Cole, the chairperson for the Relay for Life in Sumner, said that they are still accepting donations through August 31.