The event is still two weeks away, but the 2011 Relay for Life in Kodiak has already raised almost $35,000 in individual fundraising and sponsors.
Angela McFarland helps put the event together and said this year the fundraising goal is $100,000. Last year the relay raised $74,000. She said the relay has a lot of ideas lined up for the 24-hour event.
— (Relay4Life 1: :20 sec "Of course we’ll have opening …for our relay.")
McFarland said the locks of love hair fundraiser will come back this year in addition to themed laps, live entertainment and many other fun events for the community. A full schedule of events will be released this week. So far, 30 teams have signed up for the relay, but McFarland stressed that it is never too late for a team to sign up.
— (Relay4Life: :07 sec "We would love more teams …sign up the day of.")
McFarland hopes to have a good turn out this year to show support for people who have lost loved ones or people still fighting against cancer.
— (Relay4Life: :33 sec "Everybody in our community … at one time.")
The relay will begin with the survivor lap at 6 p.m. on July 29th and go until 6 p.m. the following day.