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Schaumburg/Hoffman Relay For Life raises more than $100,000

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  • Carrie Horner of Palatine walks with her niece Ella Van Gheem , 8, of Gilberts in the annual Relay For Life at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg on Friday. Horner is a 4 year survivor of colon cancer and Ella is a survivor of cancer for over a year.

       Carrie Horner of Palatine walks with her niece Ella Van Gheem , 8, of Gilberts in the annual Relay For Life at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg on Friday. Horner is a 4 year survivor of colon cancer and Ella is a survivor of cancer for over a year.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • D. Anthony Evans of Schaumburg, center, and his cancer family Marcia Singery of Elgin and Don Larsen of Schaumburg walk with him at the annual Relay for Life at Boomers Stadium on Friday.  Evans has had over 9 operations in 22 months for tumors that are brought on by his neurofibomatosis.

       D. Anthony Evans of Schaumburg, center, and his cancer family Marcia Singery of Elgin and Don Larsen of Schaumburg walk with him at the annual Relay for Life at Boomers Stadium on Friday. Evans has had over 9 operations in 22 months for tumors that are brought on by his neurofibomatosis.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.comThe annual Relay for Life kicked off at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg on Friday.

      Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.comThe annual Relay for Life kicked off at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg on Friday.

 
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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.

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