VALDOSTA — More than $200,000 was raised during the 2006 Lowndes County Relay for Life — and money is still pouring in from the event.

Teams are still in the process of collecting outstanding money. “Someone just sent us in a $100 check today,” Relay chairwoman Amy Stevenson said Wednesday afternoon.

The Relay for Life was conducted Friday through Saturday at the Valdosta Middle School track to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Valdosta chapter.

To recognize team fund-raising efforts, awards were given for:

• Most Money Raised Overall — Valdosta Property Management

• Most Money Raised By a School Team — Lake Park Elementary School

• Most Money Raised By a Church/Civic Group — Knights of Columbus

• Most Money Raised By a Large Company — Weyerhaeuser

• Most Money Raised By a Small Company — Valdosta Property Management

• Most Money Raised By a Government Agency — Lowndes County employees

• Most Money Raised By a Team Rookie — Tiny Toons

• Most Money Raised By an Individual — Brigitte Carter

• Rookie of the Year — Colquitt Electric

Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature activity, raises necessary dollars for cancer research, leading to medical advances which save lives. In attracting volunteers to participate, the event also raises awareness of the needs of cancer patients and the needs for research funding.

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