The 2011 Relay for Life comes to an end with the luminary walk at midnight.

The 2011 Relay for Life comes to an end with the luminary walk at midnight.

SLIDESHOW: Relay for Life

  • Jun. 4, 2011 5:00 a.m.



A final, official tally wasn’t immediately known as of Monday morning but Relay for Life organizers say over $85,000 was raised from the event.

That comes after 12 hours of people circling the track at Chandler Park Field, playing games and enjoying each other’s company, all in the name of supporting cancer research.

Team Dynamite earned gold in fundraising efforts, collectively raising $17,572.32, it was announced at the end of the day. Since the first Relay, the team had raised over $75,000.

Lois Lapadat fundraised $5,497.50.

Bill Sullivan made a difference raising $5,260.

The most raised by a youth was a girl named Katie, who raised $3,575.

Over the course of the day there were a multitude of activities.

Above, luminaries make their first lap around the field, the final event for the Relay, which took place just after midnight.

At right, two boys hold hands as they make their way to the stage as events get underway in the afternoon. Below right, members of team Dynamite participate in the Survivor’s Lap.

Finally, below, Erik Tarasoff impresses his friends by spinning 15 hula hoops at once