Relay for Life wraps ups with pancakes
The 2014 Relay for Life was centered around Massie Field in Bessemer, from noon to midnight. There were games, music, food and luminaria in honor and memory of those with cancer.
"We've been kids holding Relay for Life events for over 20 years," said volunteer Carole Lillar. "It was kind of a carnival atmosphere. This year's theme was 'Fishing for a Cure.'"
The Gogebic Range Band and Marty's Goldenaires performed Friday night.
Proceeds from the events at Massie Field and Saturday's breakfast will go to the American Cancer Society.
Relay for Life was founded by Gordon Klatt in 1985 in order to raise money for cancer awareness and research.
"Basically, it's to remember our survivors and to honor those we've lost," Lillard said.
"It gives us time to gather and celebrate life," said ACS Gogebic County Chairman Stephanie Swartzendruber.
For more information, visit relayforlife.org.