HAGERSTOWN -- A T-shirt-spitting volcano and more than 600 people raised a record amount of money last weekend for the American Cancer Society during Washington County's Annual Relay for Life.
The all-night event with a luau theme was held at Hagerstown Fairgrounds Park. Fifty-three teams walked laps to raise more than $123,000 for cancer research.
Cathy Beckley-Thomas, community manager for the cancer society, said she was happy that the event exceeded both the attendance goal of 410 people and the fundraising goal of $110,000.
Relay for Life participants form teams and get sponsors to donate money based on how many laps they walk throughout the night. Each team must have at least one person walking at all times, but live entertainment, games, activities and contests also kept participants busy.