Close to 1,000 attend Relay for Life

Close to 1,000 people attended the Relay for Life of Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley Saturday and Sunday, according to Jennifer Leverton, co-chair of the event.

A total of 54 teams with 414 registered participants lined the track at Tahoma High School on June 7th and 8th to celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer. Sixty survivors registered and walked the opening survivor la, which was led by seven police officers who were there to support one of their own, — officer Marty Leverton from Renton, who is currently battling bone cancer.

The Relay missed its goal of raising $100,000 but collected more than $84,000 for the American Cancer Society, Leverton said.

"I'm exhausted but it went really well," Jennifer Leverton said.

The Relay season doesn't officially end until Aug. 31.

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