Relay for Life event raises $57K in fight against cancer

Jackie VandenBerg has a personal stake in the annual American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event. Not only is she the chairwoman for the Grand Haven/Spring Lake event, her mother and mother-in-law are cancer survivors. "I have had a lot of personal pain,' VandenBerg said. This year's relay event was held this past Saturday and Sunday at the White Pines Middle School track. There were 82 cancer survivors who participated in the relay, raising more than $57,000 - $15,000 more than what was raised a year ago.
Len Painter
Oct 7, 2011


The money goes to the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer, VandenBerg said.

VandenBerg said she was pleased with this year’s participation in the event that raises awareness in the fight against cancer.

“It is more a family and community event,” she said. “There was something for everyone.”

This is the eighth year that VandenBerg has been involved with the relay, and her second year as event chairwoman.

The event kicked off on Saturday with an opening ceremony and featured an appearance by WZZM-TV meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer.

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