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Relay for Life raises over $101,000 to fight cancer

by: Linda Chval

The ninth annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Columbia County brought in over $101,000 thanks to the help of over 300 participants who took turns walking for 24 hours straight at St. Helens High School this weekend.

The top three fundraisers were Wanda Obermeier ($5,840), Eileen Kirby ($3,424) and Dani Carter ($,3026).

The top team was Team Richardson's, led by Annie Davis and Eileen Kirby, which raised $21,919.

Thirty-three teams and 370 people took part.