Cancer research got a $575,000 boost this weekend at the Tacoma-born Relay for Life.
The 24-hour event affiliated with the American Cancer Society wrapped up Saturday evening at Mount Tahoma High School. It began in Tacoma in 1986, and co-founder Pat Flynn said Saturday that the relay now happens in 5,200 communities across the U.S., as well as 22 countries.
“It’s the single largest health-related fundraiser in the world,” she said.
Brooke Longacre, with the ACS, said the Tacoma event was a smashing success, raising more money than last year.
“I was a little worried about the weather, but …