The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates got under way at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium Friday evening having already raised more than $102,000.
Though totals were still being tallied during the event, 39 teams and 230 participants had been registered as of Friday morning.
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The event included musical performances from several bands, fun games and contests, a poignant candlelight ceremony at 10 p.m. and a screening of the movie "Frozen" after midnight.
All the while, representatives of each team were walking laps throughout the 12-hour event. Themed laps around the stadium included a hula hoop lap, Hawaiian lap, superhero lap and glow-in-the-dark lap.
The event was scheduled to end at 6 a.m. Saturday, and to be followed by a wrap-up party Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Hoffman Estates village hall.