In its 30th running, Tacoma Relay for Life nets $531,000

Staff writerJune 15, 2014 

Teams participating in the 30th running of the Tacoma Relay for Life raised a total of $531,241, “with more to come,” according to “Mother of Relay” Pat Flynn.

The event was first held in 1985 as Tacoma surgeon Gordon Klatt raised $27,000 by navigating the track at the University of Puget Sound over 24 hours.

Relay has since become the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society and has raised more than $5 billion worldwide. The event is now held in some 6,000 communities in 23 countries.

The Tacoma event was one of more than 400 held this weekend in the United States, with 3,000 people participating at Mount Tahoma High School over 24 hours that ended at 6 p.m. Saturday.

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