BHS Hosts Successful Relay for Life


Bellefontaine High School hosted a very successful Relay for Life at AcuSport Stadium Friday afternoon.

Students and staff teamed up to fight cancer.

Attendees walked a lap around the track and then enjoyed several other activities.

10 student groups organized games or sold food at 13 booths around the stadium.

The 1-hour Relay Celebration raised $1,267.

The Relay for Life is the national fundraising branch of the American Cancer Society. Its mission is to support cancer patients, raise awareness about the causes of cancer and the importance of early screening, and fund research for new treatments.

The American Cancer Society funds more research than any other private organization. Only the US government funds more. This past year, ACS gave 41 grants to Ohio totaling $24.3 million.

The BHS Relay for Life is organized by teacher Michelle Rohrer.

She said, “As the National Honor Society advisor, Relay is one of our big events that we organize for the school year. Our members worked hard to gather the other clubs in the building to participate in the event. The members created signs to advertise the event along with designing a t-shirt to help raise money. The student members really stepped up to make this event a success. Everyone that we know has been touched by cancer in some capacity so being able to raise money while having fun is always a win in my book.”

Friday was also the last day of classes for seniors.