Franklin County Relay For Life raises $67,000

Honorary Co-Chairs Bill and Linda Latham posed for a quick photo Saturday during Relay For Life. The Lathams have both survived bouts with cancer. (SHERI BOGUE PHOTO)

Hot and humid conditions weren’t enough to keep people from turning out to support cancer research Saturday in Sheffield for the 2014 Franklin County Relay For Life.

     Around $67,000 was raised by local Relay teams, according to event coordinator Sheri Bogue. The total was on par with last year’s Relay For Life, which raised $68,000 for cancer research in Iowa.

     Bogue said she was happy with the numbers and was pleased with Saturday’s turnout.

     “It wasn’t completely unbearable. It was sticky, but we had a lot of people out there and I think that helped,” she said. “I think that $67,000 is a good number. We still have some money coming in from the silent auction, so it will probably be more. But I’d rather be low than high.”

   Read the full article in the July 30 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.