Baldwin’s sixth annual Relay For Life event raised more than $52,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society, which funds cancer research and treatment. The event was held on June 14 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Baldwin Park and Sarah Sobel, a special events manager with the American Cancer Society who oversaw the event, said the day was a complete success.
There were many performances throughout the day and events to honor those who have lost their lives to cancer, those who have survived their battles and those who have cared for people with cancer.
During Relay For Life events, participants take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event to represent that cancer never rests. According to Sobel, about 400 people walked in this year’s Relay.