`Relay for Life' events raise $1.06 million

June 09, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The Greater Baltimore Chapter of the American Cancer Society reported that it raised more than $1 million in the past three weeks in nine "Relay for Life" events held throughout the metropolitan area.

More than 10,000 people participated in the relays, in which teams of about a dozen people take turns walking around an athletic track at night. Teams solicited pledges from friends and family and held mini-fund-raisers. They set up campsites near the tracks for games and socializing when it wasn't their turn to walk.

The chapter reported that $1.06 million was raised for cancer research, patient services, prevention, advocacy and public education.

Pub Date: 6/09/99

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