Caregivers walked a lap during the early evening of Relay for Life at Copper Sky Regional Park Saturday. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Relay for Life of Maricopa again had blustery conditions Saturday, but participants soldiered on at Copper Sky through strong wind gusts. Thirty-nine teams raised nearly $50,000 for cancer research for the event, which was Saturday at 6 p.m. through Sunday at 6 a.m.

Evan Grace, a freshman at Maricopa High School, was the top individual money-raiser. His “Bras for a Cause” project to bring awareness of breast cancer brought in $3,040. City councilmembers Bridger Kimball and Henry Wade promised him they would walk laps in a brassiere if  he raised $2,500. Mayor Christian Price said it would take $3,000 for him to wear a bra. They and other Maricopa men followed through on the pledge.

The top fund-raising team was City of Maricopa Copa 4 A Cure, which raised $5,860. Caped CUREsaders brought in $5,632.40.

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