Natick High School 2011 graduate and Relay for Life event chair Matt Custodio was thankful the weather cooperated for this year’s Relay for Life event to benefit the American Cancer Society. Under sunny skies, 85 registered participants came together to walk for, honor and remember those who have been challenged by cancer through their own diagnosis or that of a loved one. “The event looks a little different this year,” Custodio said, recalling previous Relays that drew a bigger field of entrants, “but it’s great to see people out here.”
As community members walked, wheeled, and ran the two-mile route, onlookers cheered. The Relay raised over $30,000 to fund research and lifesaving services for cancer patients. Afterwards, there was a prize drawing for gift bags donated by local businesses, ribbons for participants, food, and fun. If this is what a rebuilding year looks like, we can’t wait to see what next year’s event brings.
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