Non-stop fund raiasers, serenaded by the island's best reggae bands and musicians, combined to produce a hugely successful anti-Cancer event Saturday and Sunday.
According to Gretchen Labrenz at Cruz Bay Realty, the St. John Relay for Life generated $80,000 in pledges, contributions, and admission fees. It was held at the Winston Wells athletic yard. Musicians entertained all night, from dusk to dawn, while relayers ran, jogged, loped, walked, shuffled, and persevered.
(This picture of the ballfield is from the blog for Maho Bay Camps.)
There were as many as 40 teams of 15 people walking around the ball field for hours, beginning Saturday afternoon and lasting as long as they could. "Plenty of local bands kept us going, including the Ah We Band, Cool Sessions, Mark Wallace and The Ish," said Maho.