Hundreds on Hand for Relay for Life

Cancer survivors walked the first lap of Relay for Life Saturday. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Hundreds of people came to Whitney Commons Saturday night for Sheridan’s annual Relay for Life, an event to raise funds for the battle against cancer.

In opening ceremonies at 6 p.m., Michelle Edwards, who’s chair of the event, said as of Saturday morning, $41,000 had already been raised.

This year’s Relay kicked off with a survivor dinner at 5 p.m. in The Hub on Smith Street, and opening ceremonies were followed by the survivors’ lap.

Other events included the Bark for Life competition for those who brought their dogs, the first-ever Glow Run and a Luminaria ceremony at 9:30 p.m.

The Relay started with dinner for cancer survivors in The Hub on Smith Street. (Photo by Pat Blair)
People enter their pooches in the Bark for Life competition. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Names of those lost to cancer were shown on screen and read aloud during a Luminaria ceremony. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Boy Scouts of Troop 117 present the colors during the Relay opening ceremony. (Photo by Pat Blair)