Hundreds of local residents spent Saturday night at Goucher College for the Relay for Life of North Baltimore County.
"It's a full community event, so (we had) everything from high-school teams to people of all ages," American Cancer Society Community Manager Andrew Primrose said. "The weather was perfect and it was a beautiful evening."
Primrose said the event, which featured 18 teams walking on the track throughout the night to raise money for cancer research, raised over $50,000.
"We had over 200 people out on the track," Primrose said. "Many of them stayed the entire night, and they have been working all year long to support this event."
The highlight, he said, was the survivor lap to kick off the event.
"They were an inspiration," he said. "They set the tone for the entire event."
Primrose credited the two event co-chairs, Jessie Bernstein and Sheila Staub, with putting on a strong event.
"We really depend on the community and volunteers to drive these events and they really did a fantastic job putting this event together," Primrose said.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun