Relay For Life raises $93K-plus 'Back on the Track'

Shawn Hardy
Echo Pilot

The Greencastle Relay For Life returned to an in-person event on May 21 and the American Cancer Society fundraiser exceeded its goal.

The goal was $85,000 and the Relay raised more than $93,100, it was reported at the recent wrapup meeting.

'Racing for a Cure':Greencastle Relay for Life gets 'back on track' after pandemic break

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After two years away from the Greencastle-Antrim School District’s Kaley Field due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the theme this year was "Back on the Track — Racing for a Cure."

Participants in the 2022 Greencastle Relay for Life raised more than $93,000 for the American Cancer Society.

“I’m very happy to be back on the track and that we exceeded our fundraising goals, particularly given the last couple years and not being able to have in person events,” said June Hann, co-chair. “The weather did not cooperate with the brutal high afternoon temperature, so I believe that played a huge part in a rather low attendance, compared to previous events. but our survivor lap and reception honored 48 registered survivors, we had a very successful basket alley raffle and we had a beautiful luminaria ceremony to honor and remember family and friends. The evening ended with a glow for Hope Lap and message of hope for cancer patients.”

Top fundraising teams and participants received certificates at the meeting.

The teams:

  • Greencastle Tigers - $21,525
  • Bottoms Up - $8,702
  • Frankly Speaking About Cancer - $7,959
  • Salem Church - $7,682
  • Never Give Up - $4,051
  • Solomon’s Lutheran Church - $3,238
  • Fulton County Relayers - $3,016
  • Team Williams - $2,921
  • No Place Like Hope - $2,501
  • Nutty’s Buddies- $2,394
Temperatures soared but the Greencastle Relay For Life was 'Back on the Track — Racing for a Cure' on May 21, 2022.

The participants:

  • Jan Eppleman - $20,440
  • Kristian Frank- $6,510
  • Linda Stoler - $6,414
  • Cheryl Stinson - $2,807
  • Linda Keller - $2,125
  • Becky Mull - $1,851
  • Sue Mummert - $1,352
  • Helen Keckler - $1,270
  • June Hann - $1,069
  • Ron Oliver- $1,026

2023 Relay For Life

A kickoff meeting for the 2023 Relay For Life will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of Rescue Hose Co., 842 S. Washington St., Greencastle.

The Relay leadership committee, team captains and anyone interested in joining the committee or forming a team is welcome to attend.

The date of the 2023 event has not yet been selected.

For more information, call Hann at 727-977-1145.

Shawn Hardy is a reporter with Gannett's Franklin County newspapers in south-central Pennsylvania — the Echo Pilot in Greencastle, The Record Herald in Waynesboro and the Public Opinion in Chambersburg. She has more than 35 years of journalism experience. Reach her at shardy@gannett.com