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.