Relay for Life of St. James celebrates huge success at Summer Wrap-Up

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lutcher — This year’s St. James Parish Relay event earned more than a record-breaking $162,000 for the American Cancer Society, leaving the parish Relay Committee, teams and sponsors a lot to celebrate.

The Relay for Life of St. James wrap-up party was celebrated on Saturday, June 30, at the KC Hall in Lutcher. The event brought together groups that worked throughout the year to help raise money and spread awareness about the cause. Spon sors, committee members and teams celebrated this year’s success with delicious treats, a commemorative cake and a slideshow summarizing the year’s events.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

For more information about the American Cancer Society, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.

org. For more information about getting involved in the next Relay for Life event in St. James Parish, call Trista Brazan at 225-206-0781 or email