Relay for Life in New Haven

From Saturday morning at the start of Relay for Life of Eastern Allen County.

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE)  Purple and white deck the New Haven High School Track & Field for this year’s Relay for Life of Eastern Allen County.

Thirty-three teams and more than 200 people hope to raise $80,000 for the American Cancer Society.

The teams started out raising a little more than $26,000 and will spend the next 24 hours walking or running to reach that goal.

Relay for Life is packed with events such as State Senator Dennis Kruse participating in a memory lap Saturday morning.

There is also a Luminaria Ceremony. It’s a time to remember people who have died from cancer, to support people who are currently battling the disease, and to honor those who have won their battle. Relay for Life believes the power of the ceremony lies in providing an opportunity for people to work through grief and find hope.

Music, contests, crafts and more are all there until tomorrow morning at New Haven High School.

You can see how much money has been raised by clicking here. 

For a full list of events click here.

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