Relay surpasses goal, nets $73,000
With a goal of raising $65,000 at the annual Relay for Life of Harrison County, organizers were pleased when the numbers for the June 10 event, reached $73,000.
That brings the total raised in 21 years to more than $1.5 million to help fund the American Cancer Society’s research that improves treatment options and the quality of life of cancer patients.
‘We know there are so many other things competing for your time,’ Ginny Hauswald, this year’s co-captain with Joni Schmidt and Kari Sullivan, said. ‘That is why we truly want to thank those who have remained committed to fighting cancer and continue to make it a priority in their lives.’
After 20 years at the Corydon Central athletic complex, this year’s Relay took place at Lanesville Heritage Park. There were 25 teams and about 200 participants.
‘Thank you to all of the team captains, event leadership team members, participants, survivors and caregivers who helped make our event such a success,’ Hauswald said. ‘While every dollar raised is important, we want to recognize some of our top teams that have done exceptionally well this year in fundraising.’
The top 10 teams were: First Harrison Bank, $17,126; Bark for Life, $6,006; Horseshoe Southern Indiana Heroes, $3,937; Blank Team, $3,738; Lanesville Heritage Hillbillies, $3,680; Phi Beta Psi sorority, $3,369; Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, $2,682; Presbyterian 4 A Cure, $2,298; Conrad’s Transmission, $1,841; and Corydon Central National Honor Society, $1,642.
Participants with money to turn in can contact Ryan Bixler-Rigg by email at [email protected] or call 1-812-475-9486.
Anyone who wishes to make a donation to Relay can do so by going online to relayforlife.org/harrisoncounty or by contacting Bixler-Rigg at the above email address or phone number.
The wrap-up meeting for team captains and the Relay committee will be Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Baumgart Room at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.