Relay for Life beats fundraising goal

Participants walk Harry Jerome Track as part of the 2017 Relay for Life on Friday. -- Jason Kerr/Daily Herald

Despite poor overnight weather, organizers say the 2017 Prince Albert Relay for Life was a rousing success.

The annual overnight walk raised $124,934 for cancer research, which was just ahead of the $120,000 goal. Roughly 190 survivors walked the victory lap at Harry Jerome Track in Prince Albert, while more than 1,100 luminaries were lit in honour or in memory of someone who had cancer.

Organizer Charlene Bernard said it was great to see such strong support from the community.

“Friday night was a testament to the symbolism in Relay for life,” Bernard wrote in an email. “Staying up all night is hard and it takes endurance. So does the Cancer Survivor’s journey.”