BELLEVUE — After all of the donations and contributions were tabulated, this year’s 4th annual Mini-Relay for Life, which was sponsored by the National Honor Society in cooperation with The Bellevue Hospital raised over $3,600 for the American Cancer Society.
The event was held on May 1 and had an Olympic theme, “Care the Torch for the Cure” with featured the five intertwined Olympic rings — blue, yellow, black, green and red — the colors were chosen because every nation had at least one of them in its national flag.
During the Mini-Relay for Life event the rings were transformed into five ribbons that represented different cancer diagnosis — blue for colon, esophageal, ovarian, prostate and stomach cancer; yellow for bone caner; black for melanoma, green for gallbladder, liver and lymphoma and red for AIDS/HIV and blood cancers.
The event featured 15 relay teams — BHS National Honor Society, The Bellevue Hospital, The Bellevue Rec Center, The Roeser Family, Team T Gene, Art Club, BHS Band, Bellevue Middle School Asset Team, BHS Choir, FCCLA, Key Club, RESIST, BHS Student Council, FFA, Drama Club, and the Engineering Club and Yearbook.
At the end of the day, several awards were given out to the various teams and individuals.
This year’s winners included:
• Most Spirited Team — Team T Gene (The Mick & Dinah Dwyer Family)
• Most Spirited Individual — Sierra Walker
• Most Laps Walked by a Team — FFA
• Best Project Runway Design — The Roeser Family
• Highest Point Total for Team Events — The Roeser Family
• Best Spirit Stick — Band
A silent auction was also held to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, baskets were donated by local businesses and organizations at the high school.
The silent auction winners were:
His & Her Basket (contributed by the Roeser Family) — Elaine Brock
Gardening Basket (contributed by FFA) — Kim Roeser
Spring Planter (contributed by Russell’s) — Dinah Dwyer
Cup of Joe Basket (contributed by Prom Committee/Yearbook) — Dinah Dwyer
Summer Fun Basket (contributed by Key Club) — Elizabeth Yingling
Picnic Basket (contributed by The Lions Club) — Sue Eastman
Movie Basket (contributed by FCCLA) — Jesse Jacobs
Car Care Basket (contributed by Engineering Club) — Mandi Artino
Lotions and Potions Basket (contributed by the Choir) — Jill Mohr
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