The final numbers are in for the Dyersville Area Relay for Life.
The event held earlier this month at Beckman Catholic High School raised $114,000 – and counting.
The Relay’s biggest fundraiser is the Midwest Pride in Your Ride event, which was held this spring at Tri-State Raceway in Earlville. That event alone brought in around $68,000.
The top fundraising team this year was the Plaza/Nickol Team, who raised over $26,500 in donations. A total of 24 teams participated – made up of local families, faith-based groups, businesses, clubs and other organizations.
Relay volunteer Kaleann Waterman says an estimated 585 people in Dubuque County alone will face a cancer diagnosis this year, so it’s critical that everyone comes together during the Relay for Life to help the American Cancer Society.
photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker, KMCH