Relay for Life
Event tops $16,000 raised
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The annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Livingston County took place Friday evening in
Simpson Park and raised $16,175.24 for cancer research. The event was held from 5 until 11 p.m.
There were eight local Relay for Life teams and one from Carrollton that participated in the event and helped
The event began with the survivor lap which had about 45 participants. The participants introduced
themselves individually and briefly told about their battle with cancer before walking a lap around the
center of the park. The caregiver lap followed and involved approximately 200 people.
There was a live DJ, lots of food and games throughout the evening. Event coordinator Kati Westcott said a
highlight of the evening was a donation made for the Chillicothe firefighters to dance. Firefighter Zach Parks
led everyone in the Cha Cha Slide. The lighting of the luminaries took place at 9 p.m. During
the lighting ceremony, names in memory of and in honor of those affected by cancer were read aloud. There
were approximately 150 luminaria.
Teams participating in fundraising were
Jeff's Deere, Midwest Quality Gloves, Hedrick Medical Center, Twila
and Hailey's Super Heroes, Soap for Hope, The BookSmith, Relay Vendors, and Team
Lowe's 2459. The Carroll County Team was TLC. Top individual fundraisers were Kati Westcott ($2,247), Wanda Wilson ($1,655), Jeffrey Westcott
($656), Stephanie Bugbee (525), and Michael Hollon ($250).