EUGENE, Ore. — The numbers are in, and they show that the Eugene-Springfield Relay for Life is now the third largest in the world.
American Cancer Society organizers say this year’s walkers exceeded their expectations, raising more than $681,000. The money helps fund cancer research and local programs.
Brenda Webber, from the American Cancer Society, said she thought the event might reach number five in the world, but not three.
“We did have a $10,000 increase over last year, so we thought maybe five, but three would be beyond our wildest dreams,” she said. “We’re on cloud nine.”
Every year more than four million people come together at Relay For Life events around the world to support the American Cancer Society.