36 teams, 325 participants, more than $42,000 raised

Relay for Life set for 6 p.m. start

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

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HAMLET — The party that is the annual Relay for Life event is set to begin two hours from now in the parking lot of the Robert L. and Elizabeth S. Cole Auditorium on the campus of Richmond Community College in Hamlet.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Much of the annual Relay for Life event features an upbeat, carnival-like atmosphere.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Much of the annual Relay for Life event features an upbeat, carnival-like atmosphere.

The six-hour event includes live music, inspirational speeches and carnival-style cuisine — as well as a variety of ways to spend a buck or two and raise even more money for the American Cancer Society.

Through 3:30 p.m. today, 36 teams comprised of 325 participants have recorded $42,016.57 in donations — just over the 40 percent mark of the $100,000 goal.

Top teams include Sandhills Regional Medical Center, Richmond County Hospice, Cascades Tissue, Richmond Senior High School and the Quick family.

Top individual fundraisers include Cameron Whitley, Jimmy Quick and Frances Quick — all members of the Quick family team — followed by Mary Warnock of Richmond County Hospice and Matthew Poston of West Rockingham Elementary School.

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