The April 16 Relay For Life at Mountain Brook’s Spartan Stadium raised $135,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Cancer survivors kicked off activities by leading the first victory lap of the overnight event.
Following the opening lap, teams participated by staying on the track relay-style for eight hours.
At night, luminaries lined the track in honor of those living with cancer and in memory of those who lost their battle with the disease. A ceremony recognized and remembered those who have been touched by cancer.
Awards were given to recognize outstanding achievement by participants and teams. This year’s Top Offline Fundraiser awards went to Elizabeth Calvin, who raised more than $8,900, and Paul Roth, who raised close to $2,000.
Top Fundraising Team was Donna Greene Community Bible Study, which raised almost $14,000.
The Top Fundraising Teams Per Capita awards went to Working For a Cure and The A Team, each raising more than $10,000.
The Rookie of Relay award went to Team Jala Bug, which raised close to $4,000, and the Rising Star Team was Cherokee Bend Fifth Grade, which raised $9,000.