Wilton Relay for Life raises more than $39K

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Forty-three teams and more than 160 participants helped raise more than $39,000 for this year’s Wilton Relay for Life, which took place on the Wilton High School track Friday, June 8.

Relay for Life is the world’s largest fund-raiser to end cancer, sponsored by the American Cancer Society (ACS). During Relay for Life, teams take turns walking or running around a track or path, raising funds and awareness for the fight against cancer.

On The Wilton Bulletin’s Instagram page, one of this year’s Wilton Relay for Life participants, Mackenzie Karus, said she was “happy to raise for cancer.”

This year’s Wilton Relay for Life kicked off with an opening ceremony to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer. Cancer survivors and those who have ever cared for someone with cancer then took a special lap during a survivor/caregiver walk.

A luminaria ceremony was later held to remember loved ones lost to cancer, support people who currently have cancer and honor people who fought cancer in the past; and the event ended with a closing ceremony to celebrate everyone’s accomplishments.

To learn more about Wilton Relay for Life, visit relayforlife.org/wiltonct.