Century Relay For Life In The History Books

April 26, 2008

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Century’s second annual Relay for Life was held this weekend at the old Century High School stadium.

About $30,000 of the $35,000 goal was raised to benefit the American Cancer Society, Paula Jernigan, this year’s coordinator, told NorthEscambia.com. The final exact tally is not yet available.

centuryrelay037.jpg Northview High School teachers Perry Byars and Natalie Nall surprised Jernigan with an $847.20 check to kickoff the evening’s fund raising Friday night. Pictured left: Nall (in red), Jernigan, and Byars with other Northview students and faculty, click to enlarge.

The relay began with a survivor’s lap early Friday evening. About 225 people were on hand as cancer survivors wearing purple “Survivor” shirts walked a victory lap around the stadium as the number of years they have been cancer free was read aloud.

At 9:00 Friday night, the old Century High School stadium was lit with the glow of Luminaria bags, representing cancer survivors and victims alike.

There were 13 teams in this year’s Century Relay for Life. The teams were from: Carver/Century K-8 School, New Life Baptist Church, City of Century, Critter Caregivers, Bryneville Elementary, Ray’s Chapel Baptist Church, Century Correctional Institute, Students Stomping, Century Correctional Institute, Century Library, Century Pharmacy and the Alger-Sullivan Historical Society.

For a complete photo gallery with over 100 photos from Century’s Relay for Life, including a photo of each team, click here.

Pictured top of page: Cancer survivors were among those participlating in this year’s Century Relay for Life. Pictured below: Racing for a Cure. Pictured bottom of page: Scenes from the Century Relay for Life. NorthEscambia.com exclusive photos, click to enlarge.
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