Lynchburg’s ‘Relay for Life’ raises $80,000 for American Cancer Society

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Athletes of a different kind hit the pavement for a great cause in Lynchburg on Saturday as part of the annual ‘Relay for Life’ for the American Cancer Society.

About 20 cancer survivors got in their cars and did a victory lap around the City Stadium parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 16.

Folks were able to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy a socially distant drive-in experience, which included live music and food.

(Photo: Amanda Lee/WFXR News)

The event chair, Nikki Kuhn, says this is their first time having a drive-in event to ensure social distancing.

“It’s very powerful to be here and show our cancer survivors and our caregivers that we’re here to support them,” Kuhn said.

Kuhn adds that they’re looking forward to having folks walk the ‘Relay for Life’ again next year.

In total, this year’s event raised $80,000. Sponsors contributed $12,000 to the total amount, with volunteers raising the remaining $68,000.

All of it the proceeds will go toward funding cancer research and patient-care programs.

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