Newton and McDonald County residents raised thousands of dollars at this years, Relay for Life.
Hundreds of cancer survivors, their loved ones, and those who had lost a loved one to cancer gathered together in Minot Friday night for their annual fundraiser to battle the disease. Four million people participated in more than 6,000 events worldwide past year.
She, in turn, presented the 2017 Relay for Life Community Engagement Award to Heartland Cancer Center, a place where many attending that evening event have spent some time.
Teams of volunteers were still on the track later Saturday morning, helping the American Cancer Society and cancer victims close to these participants.
"Cancer is something that never sleeps, so we go for 24 hours", explained Bernier.
Teams launched their campaigns in an effort to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. We are a family with the simple goal of raising as much money as we can. And without these people's help, we would not be almost as far as we are, today. Every person that participates on the committee is passionate about finding the cure for cancer. The American Cancer Society has won 47 Nobel Prize winning researches out of 207. 47.