The Relay for Life of Tama County was held last Friday night, bringing residents from every corner of the county out for a good time, for an ever better cause.
The annual event raises money for cancer research through the American Cancer Society. This year, there were also items that participants could win in a raffle, including a hand-sewn quilt, a metal sculpture and a hot air balloon ride.
The event began with an lap for survivors of cancer, followed by an auction around 6:30 p.m. Participants also got to enjoy the Luminaria, where bags were lit around the South Tama High School track, making for a scenic evening, despite some rain showers.
The Relay for Life was a big success this year, raising money for cancer and brining Tama County residents together for a good cause. At left, Traer’s Judy Robb (center of picture) was one of the many local residents taking part in the Survivor’s Walk. Right, the survivors acknowledge cheers from the crowd. Below right, the crowd takes pictures of the participants. Below left, the local boy scouts help with the presentation of colors during the opening ceremony.
The American Cancer Society accepts donations 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. You can reach their hotline at 800-227-2345.