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Relay for Life raises $35,000 to fight cancer

Ariana Duvall, Kami Labutis, Emmy McCamant, Cheyenne Foster, and Melody Anderson, members of the Mount Vernon Gym Spirit Cheer Team, led the procession for the opening victory lap for cancer survivors at the Relay for Life event on Saturday, May 3.The seventh annual Franklin County Relay for Life began Saturday, May 3 at Don Meredith Stadium with $22,000 already collected. A total of $35,616.76 was collected by the end of the event with money still coming in.

Ariana Duvall, Kami Labutis, Emmy McCamant, Cheyenne Foster, and Melody Anderson, members of the Mount Vernon Gym Spirit Cheer Team, led the procession for the opening victory lap for cancer survivors at the Relay for Life event on Saturday, May 3. Members of the Jimmy Foster family carried the banner for the lap. The seventh annual event collected a total of $35,616 with more money coming in. For more details, see the May 8 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.