Salem Relay for Life Chair Optimistic About Meeting Their $85,000 GoalThe Salem Relay for Life is only about $20,000 away from their $85,000 goal following money turned in at bank night Wednesday night. The total raised so far is $64,698.54.
Chair Renee Palazollo says that makes her feel good about reaching their goal. "25 teams have turned in their money so far, so we have five more teams to turn in money on Friday night. Plus all the food booths that night and the activities that will be going on that night we'll be getting more money from that. So we're very optimistic we'll reach our goal this year," Palazollo said .
The Relay has already sold 600 luminaria, with a goal of 800. 56 survivors have signed up for the opening ceremony. After bank night, the NAL Points of Light Team has raised the most money, at $11,160.63.
The relay officially opens at four Friday afternoon at the Salem Community High School track. The opening ceremony is at six, when the survivors, caregivers and teams will all complete laps around the track. The luminaria ceremony is at nine Friday night. Entertainment is scheduled through six Saturday morning when the final totals will be announced. Everyone is invited to attend Relay and sample the food, game, and other fund raising activities.
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