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Wetzel Relay For Life Breaks Every Local Record

By Staff | Jun 20, 2012
Pictured are cancer survivors who made the first lap around the track.
Joe Eggleston of the Wetzel County Hospital team won the Mr. Relay contest.
From left, Julia Pastilong and Irelan Moore pause to remember during the Luminary service.
From left, Joellen Witschey and Kady McClure sell some lemonade to raise some more money for the Momentive Performance team.

The Wetzel County Relay For Life, held Friday on Magnolia High School’s track, set new records on just about every level. While they will do a final collections tally with team captains Monday, they are sure to surpass their $105,000 goal. As of now they have gathered $103,000 in the fight against cancer and a $10,000 grant should be on its way to add to the total. It was also one of the best attended relays in Wetzel County to date and a record 3,000 luminaries in honor and memory of loved ones touched by cancer circled the track.