Port St. Joe Relay for Life raises $40,000

Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 09:25 AM.

The traditional Luminaria ceremony took place at 9 p.m. Candles were lit inside of white paper bags, decorated to honor the memories of loved ones who lost the fight to cancer and those who continue to fight.

Teams at the event included Beach Realty, Beat It, Bridge At Bay - Saint Joe, Cadence Bank, Capital City Bank, Centennial Bank, First United Methodist Church, Gulf County Health Department, the Mexico Beach Tumor-nators, Oak Grove Church, Outlaw Cancer, Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School, Port St. Joe Schools/District, Sacred Heart Lifesavers, Super Survivors, VFW Post 10069, Waswasand Zumba for a Cure.

The event was sponsored by Progress Energy, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, Bluewater Outriggers, Piggly Wiggly, 98 Real Estate, Buy Rite Drugs and Cathey Construction.

Gulf County’s Relay for Life team had a goal of $51,000 for the year and will host additional fundraisers within the community as they work their way toward reaching it.

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