Update: Relay For Life raises $100,000 to fight cancerThe 13th annual Hudson Relay For Life was smaller than in years past but still managed to raise $100,000 last weekend.
By: Meg Heaton, Hudson Star-Observer
The 13th annual Hudson Relay For Life was smaller than in years past but still managed to raise $100,000 last weekend.
The money goes to the American Cancer Society and is used for ongoing research as well as to support cancer patients with things like free wigs, free lodging, gas cards and other support.
ACS representative Kellie Burrows acknowledged the teams that raised the funds including the top money earners, Commercial Management that raised more than $12,000, and the Bethel Lights for the Cure, a team that has participated since the relay began that raised more than $10,000.
This year’s honorary chairmen were Lynn Robson who spoke at the opening ceremony about losing her mother to cancer and the role of her family as caregivers, and Joe Loftus, a cancer survivor, who spoke at the luminary ceremony to honor those lost to the disease and those living with cancer.
Burrows said the total fell short of this year’s event goal by $25,000 but said people can help make up the difference by donating online at www.relayforlife.org/hudsonwi or by mail to ACS - Relay For Life of Hudson, Attn: Kellie Burrows, 113 N. Third St., River Falls, WI 54022.
See the attached video and Photo Gallery for more pictures from this year's Relay For Life.