Echuca-Moama Relay For Life raised more than $100,000 with the hope of beating last year's record when all the donations are entered.By Geordie Cowan
Almost 500 Echuca-Moama and district residents turned out for the 10th annual Relay For Life in Moama on the weekend.
This year’s event has already raised more than $105,000 and organisers were hopeful of overtaking last year’s mark of $106,558 by the time teams registered final support and donations.
Held at Jack Eddy Oval, 492 people from 30 teams took part in the relay, which ran from 4pm Saturday to 10am yesterday.
Echuca-Moama Relay For Life organising committee chairperson Sarah Crossman said it was a successful event.
‘‘It was a great atmosphere and there was great entertainment by local musicians and performers,’’ she said.
‘‘We had fireworks to cap off the night and many teams had walkers through the night.
‘‘It culminated in the symbolic final lap at 10am, when we released the balloons as a send-off to finish up.’’
The highest fund raising team was Happy Hour, which raised more than $9600. The team also won the best site award.
Team Brandrick was awarded the best baton award, while the special Spirit of Relay award was given to cancer survivor Pete Summers for his 10 years of dedication, commitment and contributions to Relay For Life.
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