Some participants of the Relay for Life in St. Bernard Parish, held on April 12, are shown walking the track as part of fund-raising effort. More than 300 people in 21 teams took part in the event to raise money to fight cancer.

St. Bernard unites in Relay for Life

More than 300 people in 21 teams took part in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in St. Bernard Parish on April 12, raising at least $50,000 to help in the fight against the illness and more is expected toward a goal of $63,000, officials said. Kathy Huff, chairperson for the oneday event held at the old Hannan complex on Archbishop Hannan Boulevard in Meraux, said about $35,000 was pledged before hand and more than $12,000 raised at the site, with silent auctions and other fundraising events pending as the group tries to reach the $63,000 goal.

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