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Relay For Life raises $150,000

Cancer survivors in purple T-shirts sat in a special section at the Relay for Life opening ceremony Friday, March 28. Relay teams sat in the bleachers. 2 / 2

A crowd of people poured into the River Falls High School gym Friday, March 28, for the start of this year's Relay For Life. 

The opening ceremonies started at 6 p.m.  

Teams of 15 people camped out--with tents and sleeping bags--at the high school and took turns walking around the track.

Each team was asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event.

Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event. It offers local residents the chance to participate in the fight against cancer.

According to Kellie Burrows, of the American Cancer Society,the event was very successful, and raised around $150,000.

For more photos and  information, please see the April 3 print edition of the River Falls Journal.