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July 25, 2008
Relay for Life breaks record

Relay for Life breaks record
Roger Mannon
The Floyd Press: News >
Wed Jul 23, 2008 - 01:19 PM

The Floyd County Relay for Life set another record in its local effort to help defeat cancer. The all-night walk raised over $63,549 for the American Cancer Society. 
"That was the amount the night of the race," said Relay coordinator Susan Nunn. "We’ll have at least several hundred more dollars come in." 
The event, which ran from Friday evening until dawn Saturday morning, had a state goal of $52,000. Last year’s event set a then-record $45,000. 
"We were a little concerned we wouldn’t reach our goal," Nunn said. "Last year we had the three children who died of cancer, so we had such a big response." 
The main feature of the event – teams of volunteers walking laps around the high school parking lot – is augmented by activities and entertainment. 
The top fund raising team was the Turman Group, with $7,690, followed by Rowdy Relayers with $7,528. Rounding out the top five were Topeco Travelers, $5,128.95; Willis UMC Walers, $4,727.25; and Falling Branch Morning Glories with $3,347.53. 
Josh Miller was the top individual, raising $3,506. Robert Reed had $1,690 and Margaret Harris $1,470. 
Rounding out the top seven were Kathy Dulaney, $1,475; Brenda Hylton, $1,410; Joshua Bond, $1,218; and Freda Harris $1,260.

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