Relay for Life raises $37,000Published 2:56pm Thursday, June 26, 2014
The 2014 Edwardsburg Relay for Life had a little bit of everything when it came to weather.
Saturday started out chilly, warmed greatly by mid-afternoon and sent the more than 160 participants for the shelter of the Edwardsburg Middle School gymnasium when several storms rolled through in the evening.
But in the end, the 19 teams that took part and braved the elements helped raise $37,000 so far.
“We had overcast, rain, thunder and lightning, just about everything you could think of,” Angie Carrick, event co-chair, said. “But it was a great event. We had a lot of people turn out and it seems like everyone had a great time that was there.”
This is the second year as chairman for Carrick. Chuck Horn was the co-chair for the event, which actually started Friday night with a benefit concert by Edwardsburg’s own Megan and Liz Mace.
While she admitted to taking a few days off to recover, Carrick said plans are getting started for the 2015 Relay for Life.
“We are looking forward to next year’s event and we have already had some teams say they were on board for next year,” she said. “I want to thank everybody for their continued support and for coming out and supporting those who participated.”