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The 2017 Tallmadge Relay For Life event, which took place May 13 at the Tallmadge Recreation Center, boasted 19 teams, 100 registered participants and 70 registered survivors.
According to organizer Jamie Zychowski, "We are sitting at about $63,000 right now for the event and donations can still come in through Aug. 31."
Jim Norden, team captain of the "One Man Team," set a personal goal of $5,000, which he increased to $7,500 a few weeks before the event.
"By closing ceremonies, he had raised over $10,000 as an individual," said Zychowski. "Jim's story is very powerful and his whole philosophy is that one person can make a difference. He set his goals high and was able to achieve something remarkable for the 2017 event."
Zychowski said Relay For Life committee members have been discussing how they can revamp the event for next year. "We are looking for new, fresh and creative ideas, on what the community of Tallmadge would like Relay For Life to look like in 2018.
We are asking community members to submit their suggestions to me at email@example.com."