Cancer survivors, family and friends joined hands and walked for a cure at the Relay for Life Westshore event at Jefferson High School on Friday, April 7.

The BioSpine Foundation was a presenting sponsor and one of twenty teams participating in this year’s event.

“We were looking for more ways to get our employees involved with the community and support a great cause,” said Kaysie Herbert, assistant administrative director at the BioSpine Institute. “Everyone has been touched by cancer in one form or another… and this was such a great opportunity to get everyone connected as a team.”

Herbert led the recruitment and fundraising efforts as captain for Team BioSpine.

Relay for life is a team fundraising event. Members of each team walk around a track for 6-12 hours during the event to signify that cancer never sleeps. Money raised during the weeks leading up to on the day of the event helps to fund groundbreaking cancer research, critical patient care services, and education and prevention services.

The teams raised a combined $47,790. Team Biospine came in second place, raising $7,727 by organizing a bake sale, fish fry and raffles leading up to the event.

This year’s theme was “Around the World.” BioSpine chose a U.S.A theme and sold deep-fried corndogs, hotdogs and crackerjacks to raise money at the event.

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