On a Road to a Cure – Moving Forward Together at Relay for Life

June 26, 2015

by Jon Tripp

It has been more than a decade of charitable giving as the 11th annual Relay For Life event took place at Salem High School’s Grant Field on Saturday, June 20.  This was the second year in a row that the Salem event ran from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. instead of the traditional overnight format.

Many local companies and organizations formed teams, including Pentucket Bank, Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis, the Salem Democratic committee, Parkland Medical Center, Liberty Utilities, Microsoft, Enterprise Bank, Artistic Creations Salon, Salemhaven and the Salem High School Junior AFROTC.  Once again, Canobie Lake Park provided endless entertainment and MC services to keep the volunteers active throughout the day.  Special appearances were made by Canobie’s Petey the Parrot and the Studio of Performing Arts in Atkinson.

By the close of the event, more than 40 teams had raised a preliminary total of over $86,000 for the American Cancer Society.  Donations can still be made to your favorite team or directly to the American Cancer Society.  For more information visit the event website at: http://www.relayforlife.org/salemnh.

Team captains are invited to attend the Relay Wrap-Up celebration at the Knights of Columbus hall on Tuesday, June 30, at 6 p.m. where the final total raised will be announced.