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06/26/09 — They did it: Relay for Life raises more than $634,000

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They did it: Relay for Life raises more than $634,000

By Dennis Hill
Published in News on June 26, 2009 1:46 PM

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The annual Wayne County Relay for Life raised $634,201.38 this year, organizers announced at an awards banquet Thursday night -- the most of any county in the state. The amount fell short of last year's total, but officials said they were pleased that the event did so well despite a slow economy. A Postal Service box to allow people to continue to send donations has been established. Donations can be mailed to: Wayne County Relay for Life, P.O. Box 11215, Goldsboro, N.C., 27532.

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Dr. Lee Adams, left, of the Shepherd Shockers Relay for Life Team, Cathy Turnage of the Wal-Mart Store No. 1236 team and Stephanie McCloud of the N.C. Angels team display the awards they accepted on behalf of their teams, who were among the top money-raising teams at the event.

Despite a weak economy, Wayne County residents still raised $634,201.38 at the annual Relay for Life, officials announced Thursday. About 125 people attended the awards ceremony at Wayne Memorial Hospital that was alternately somber and joyful. Although the total...

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