The fifth annual Middleton High School Relay for Life raised more than $20,000 for the American Cancer Society, adviser Megan Revello said.
The event was held from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, May 13 at Breitenbach Stadium.
More than 150 students, staff and community members participated in the event, Revello said. Highlights included a dunk tank where a number of staff members served as dunkees and a bouncy obstacle course. The Luminaria ceremony, which is held after the sun sets and has white bags designed to honor those touched by cancer and illuminated by candles was moving, Revello said.
The opening speaker was Jim Perry.
She also thanked the Middleton Kiwanis Club and Automation Components as well as all other local vendors who donated food, activities, or prizes
Since 2013, the event has raised more than $130,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. Uniting communities across the globe, Relay for Life celebrates those who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and takes action for lifesaving change. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease, educate people about how to reduce their risk for cancer or detect it early when it is the easiest to treat, and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations.
Members of the MHS Relay For Life Event Leadership Team included Courtney Florin, Marissa Masnica, Lauren Domanico, Sam Worden, Sophia Revord, Sarah Engle, Shuka Konishi, Jake Lamers, Maeve Gonter, Davis Roquet, Emily Florin, and Natalie Asmus.