Walkers go on water for Delaware Valley's Relay for Life event

| 29 Sep 2011 | 08:47

WESTFALL - “The rain didn’t dampen our spirit,” exclaimed Brett Fuchs, the youngest chairperson of Relay for Life in the state of Pennsylvania, following last weekend’s successful fundraising event. Over $52,000 was raised for the American Cancer Society as a result of this 24-hour event held at the Delaware Valley High School campus. Close to 500 people turned out for the overnight walkathon, in which each team had one member on the track at all times. A survivors’ dinner was held followed by a luminaria ceremony where the track was surrounded by candles in bags which had the names of those who are fighting, recovered from, or died of cancer. Candles were distributed to each survivor who, in turn, lit the candles of every other participant. Spirit activities kept teams involved throughout the day, in addition to live entertainment featuring young bands and singers. Karl Schneck was the honorary chairperson for the relay this year. The relay wrapped up the following morning with the last lap. For additional information about the Relay, visit www.dvrelay.org