Last year Relay for Life organizers in Bigfork tried to raise $72-thousand dollars for cancer research. They collected $76-thousand. This year, they’ve boosted their goal to $80-thousand.
“Which is a lot for a little town to raise,” says Event Chairwoman Diane Cautzman.
T-shirt orders went in and flyers advertising team fundraisers are popping up all over town; but there’s still time to sign up a team, donate food, or money.
“It’s never too late to get involved,” Cautzman says people have joined in even on the night of the event, “there are people from out of town, they hear the music, and they join in.”
Local businesses have donated food, entertainment, and time.
Cautzman says they will have different types of entertainment all night. Local favorites The Pedactor Project and The Bad Larry’s will serenade the walkers. The organizers have also set up midnight Bingo, sunrise yoga, and massage therapy throughout the event.
Bigfork’s Relay for Life kicks off July 20th, with a Survivor Reception at 5 PM.
“Getting 120 survivors is our most important goal,” Cautzman stresses, “that’s what we do this for, the survivors.”
The annual Relay for Life raises money for the American Cancer Society. The 24-hour event celebrates those who have battled cancer and remembers those who have lost.
For more information about the event, to help, or donate, contact Diane Cautzman at Flathead Bank, and keep your eyes peeled for various team fundraisers around town.
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