Nearly $56K raised at Relay For Life of Jackson County Murphysboro event

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (KBSI) – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Jackson County Murphysboro event on June 3 raised more than $55,900.

The event was held at Brews Brothers Taproom Block Party

The money will be used to to support the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives from cancer. The more than $59,000 that was raised surpassed this year’s fundraising goal of $50,000.

Funds raised help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations.

The following teams and individuals were recognized for their extraordinary efforts for this fundraising season

  • Top Fundraising Individual of the Relay season is Denise Rutherford with over $3,160 raised
  • Top Fundraising Team is Team Murphysboro raising over $15,000

The following participants are also recognized for reaching the All Star Level of fundraising by raising more than $2,500 individually: Linda Dietz, Gary McComb, Sheila Stewart, Leslie McComb-Mulholland, James Stewart, Wilma Westerfield, Paula Maloney and Denise Rutherford.

The Grand Club participants recognized for raising more than $1,000 individually include: Cynthia Green, Gene Schwebel, Sharon Jones, Cindy Rieman, Sandra Ripley and Patti Duboe.

The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. It was founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington in 1985.

Donations can still be made for the 2022 season until August 31. Visit or donate to any Relay for Life team or participant.

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