Hay River still counting money after successful Relay for Life
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Hay River has wrapped up its Relay for Life in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.
The Hub's run was held this past weekend, beginning at 7 p.m. last Friday at the Diamond Jenness track and finishing up on 7 a.m. Saturday morning.
The final tally isn't confirmed, but it's expected the run raised between $80,000 and $90,000.
Shari Burnstad organized the year's festivities and she said there were some creative fundraising ideas, including the familiar pink flamingos during the winter.
"If you wanted to flamingo somebody it cost you so much to flamingo them, and then whoever got flamingoed had to pay to get them off their lawn. And if you can imagine, twenty pink flamingos in three feet of snow."
She also said the Cops for Cancer was a big hit, as well as several bake sales throughout the year.
When it comes to funds raised, Burnstad said she's amazed at how generous people in the town are.
"Per capita, you're looking at $30, $40 a person for every man, woman, and child, and the cities of 80,000, if they were to raise $20 per person, they have to raise over a million."
A total of 10 teams ran the relay this year.
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