Humboldt County’s Relay for Life raises close to $130,000

Eureka, Ca., (KIEM) The Humboldt County Relay For Life wrapped up Saturday at Eureka High School’s Albee Stadium to raise money for cancer research.

The annual event is part of a nationwide effort to help those battling various forms of the disease.

Funding for Relay for Life supports programs and services such as rides to and from cancer treatment, wigs for patients who have lost their hair, and access to a 24-hour phone service line.

Organizers said, this year’s event raised over $120,000.

“So far we have raised $122,602,” said Colleen Leydecker, Event Lead for Humboldt’s Relay For Life.  “If people are still wanting to donate they can until the end of August. It will go towards our total. This year, our goal is 200,000…we’re almost there.”

In addition to how much money was raised, organizers said there were 80 registered survivors at this year’s fundraiser.