Linn Co. Relay for Life raises $284,000 for cancer research and programs - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Linn Co. Relay for Life raises $284,000 for cancer research and programs

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - This year's American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Linn County raised more than $284,000. It was held last Friday and Saturday on the Kirkwood Community College campus. 

The Linn County Relay For Life last year had to be postponed due to the flood of 2008. This year the rain came, but people came out with umbrellas and raincoats to show that rain cannot stop their fight against cancer. The event raised over $284,000 by nearly 110 teams, made up of 15 people.

The Kirkwood Equine Center led the first lap with their horses. Nellie Wilson, instructor at the Equine Center, arranged for the horses to be a part of the event.  Wilson, as a caregiver, has been touched by cancer and says this is her way of fighting back.

The Black Hawk and Johnson County Relay for Life events will be held this Friday night.

Online Producer: Jason Mortvedt

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