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Callaway Relay for Life exceeds fundraising goal

Callaway Relay for Life exceeds fundraising goal

June 20th, 2014 in News

Despite a weather-related relocation from the Missouri School for the Deaf track to the Callaway Electric Cooperative, the Relay for Life of Callaway County on June 7 exceeded its fundraising goal of $46,000 for 2014.

Through a variety of efforts ranging from garage and bake sales to trivia nights and dances, local teams raised $51,241 for cancer research.

Event chair Linda Boshers said that level of fundraising success "was a nice surprise, and it's all because the citizens of Callaway County backed us."

"It was awesome the level of support they gave us," Boshers said.

She also attributed beating the goal for the year to the passion of the Callaway relay participants and supporters.

"All the dedicated, hard-working people that made up the teams and committees, and the businesses from all over the county," Boshers said. "Their dedication is why we were so successful even after the move."

Boshers said the event itself went very well.

"We had a large turnout, everyone did well with their booths, the entertainment was very good," she said. "It was just really awesome to see everyone come together. I was just so impressed with everyone.

"I'm hoping for this much success next year. I can't commend the people in the relay enough."