LAKE PLACID - The annual Relay for Life, the main volunteer-driven cancer fundraising event of the American Cancer Society, was held Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Olympic Oval in Lake Placid, and according to the event's organizer, it was a successful day.
"It was an amazing day and very successful this year," event organizer and chairperson Willie Sheridan told the News. "Even the weather turned out pretty good. We had the weather a storm in the evening though, but we were very happy with our results this year."
Sheridan said the Relay had 81 cancer survivors attend, 18 teams take part with about 350 people participating. She told the News that approximately $50,000 in donations was collected.
Barb Ryan and Judy Chartier from Bloomingdale participate in the Relay for Life — they walk in the Lake Placid event every year.
"Teams collected money, and the team that collected the most was a team call The North Elba Republicans, who collected around $10,000," Sheridan said.
She said the chair of that team was Laurie Dudley, and second chair was Dave Hatch, who Sheridan said collected the most money individually with a total of $6,000.
"He did really well," Sheridan said. She has chaired the event for nine years, and the Relay has been in Lake Placid for 10 years.