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Relay for Life a success
Relay for Life a success

Rockford Relay For Life raised $318,000 for the American Cancer Society, making it one of the most successful fundraisers in the state.

Other West Michigan communities are doing their part.  During the Wyoming-Grandville Relay For Life on May 10, participants raised at least $54,857.  That same day, participants in the Grand Haven-Spring Lake Relay For Life collected at least $45,984 for the American Cancer Society.  Runners and walkers in East Grand Rapids raised at least $56,531 during their Relay For Life May 17.  On May 18, the Relay For Life of White Lake generated at least $43,211 for the American Cancer Society, while Relay For Life of Comstock Park raised at least $42,815.

And don’t count local colleges out.  In April, Grand Valley State University raised at least $85,263 during its Relay For Life, Western Michigan University collected at least $32,083 and Aquinas College raised $5,670.

Plenty more communities are planning Relay For Life events this season.  The schedule includes:

  • Muskegon Relay For Life- May 31 at Reeths-Puffer High School
  • Relay For Life Sparta- June 7 at Sparta Schools track
  • Relay For Life of Forest Hills- June 7 at the Ada Christian School track
  • Kalamazoo County Relay For Life- June 8 at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds and Expo Center
  • Holland-Zeeland Relay For Life- June 14 at Holland Christian High School
  • Grand Rapids Relay For Life- June 14 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park
  • Allendale Relay For Life- July 12 at Allendale High School
  • Hope College Relay For Life- November 15 at the Dow Center

For more information, visit the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life page here.  You can also send us your Relay For Life pictures by emailing pix@wzzm13.com  and we'll add them to our gallery!