Funds raised at Relay for Life events in area

LIMA — Sixteen teams and 500 people participated in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Lima on June 16 at Spartan Stadium.

More than $107,000 was raised to support the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives from cancer. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease today and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations, organizers have announced.

“It was inspirational to see people from all parts of our community come out to support us and help save lives from cancer,” said event spokeswoman Becky Boughan. “Together, we celebrated those surviving cancer, remembered loved ones lost, and took tangible action to make a difference.”

Many other organizations have supported the Relay For Life of Lima through their own fundraising efforts. Unity Elementary school raised $1,200 during its mini Relay For Life, Elida High School raised $3,600 at its event, Bath local schools raised $2,500 and the Bluffton community raised more than $26,000 during the Relay For Life event there.