Relay for Life a Time to Reflect, Honor and Celebrate

Nearly $85,000 has been raised in Peabody this year.

Peabody residents will come together again on Friday and Saturday morning to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Nearly $85,000 has been raised by 44 teams and 409 participants for this year’s Relay For Life of Peabody.

The top fundraiser has been Benjamin Rachman, who has picked up a whopping $6,726. The top team is Sean’s Squad, which raised $11,879.50. The top company has been Hannaford Supermarkets with $1,456.

The event kicks off with the Opening Ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, June 6 at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School.

The relay is an overnight celebration that remembers those lost to cancer, honors those fighting the disease and celebrates cancer survivors.

There are somber moments, but the Relay for Life is really a celebration. Participants share laughs as they walk around the track and play games and meet new friends while they wait for their turns.

Since 1985, Relay for Life has spread to more than 6,100 U.S. communities and has taken place in more than 20 countries.

The event will go through Friday night and into Saturday morning. The Closing Ceremony will be at 9 a.m. Saturday and will be a time to remember those who lost their lives to cancer and celebrate all the participants of this year’s relay.

Once the event is over, work will begin on a new field at PVMHS.

Find out more about the event and donate on the American Cancer Society page.


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