Lanchester Relay brings in $65,435 — and counting

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Lanchester Relay for Life raised $65,435 for the American Cancer Society during a June all-night fundraising marathon.

Terri Linnenbaugh, event chairman, said donations are still coming in to the local chapter, which brought together 24 teams of local businesses, schools, churches and families.

The relay ran from noon on June 21 through noon on June 22 on the Octorara School District campus. Linnenbaugh said teams participated in a luminaria society celebrating cancer survivors, and young baseball players “hit a ball out of the park” in honor of Peg Graber, a Lanchester Relay for Life committee member who is battling cancer.

“Take me out to the ballgame — strike out cancer,” was the theme of the event, Linnenbaugh said.

Volunteers walked laps and kept fun going all night. Walkers staged a pajama lap, played Minute to Win It, threw beach balls at 2 a.m., blew bubbles at 3 a.m. and had a dance party from 4 to 6 a.m. The Emerald Society Pipe Band also gave a performance for the walkers.

In the morning, children participated in a road to recovery race with cardboard cars, and volunteers released hundreds of balloons into the air.

Lanchester Relay for Life raised $65,435 for the American Cancer Society during a June all-night fundraising marathon.

Terri Linnenbaugh, event chairman, said donations are still coming in to the local chapter, which brought together 24 teams of local businesses, schools, churches and families.

The relay ran from noon on June 21 through noon on June 22 on the Octorara School District campus. Linnenbaugh said teams participated in a luminaria society celebrating cancer survivors, and young baseball players “hit a ball out of the park” in honor of Peg Graber, a Lanchester Relay for Life committee member who is battling cancer.

“Take me out to the ballgame — strike out cancer,” was the theme of the event, Linnenbaugh said.

Volunteers walked laps and kept fun going all night. Walkers staged a pajama lap, played Minute to Win It, threw beach balls at 2 a.m., blew bubbles at 3 a.m. and had a dance party from 4 to 6 a.m. The Emerald Society Pipe Band also gave a performance for the walkers.

In the morning, children participated in a road to recovery race with cardboard cars, and volunteers released hundreds of balloons into the air.

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