Relay raises more than $90,000

The Women Medical Center Kristie’s Team pose for a team photo during the Clovis Relay for Life Saturday. Courtesy of Dorothy Nelson

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico

A warm spring night and huge turnout combined for one of the most successful Relay for Life fundraisers yet in Clovis.

As of Saturday, the annual American Cancer Society event had raised $93,957 in donations.

Last year, the event raised $89,600.

Cancer society spokesperson Dorothy Nelson said 64 teams competed in the walking event held at Ned Houk Park. Nelson noted problems with cold or rainy weather in past years.

“It was amazing,” Nelson said. “An absolutely gorgeous night… there were so many people there.”

Chairman for the event Sheryll Plyler said it was great turn and great weather.

“As of last night we still have money coming in,” Plyler said.

Donations are still being accepted: or call the local office: 762-5112.

Top Clovis RFL teams:

• Ride for Life – $17,317

• Plain Regional Medical Center – Lifesavers – $13,375

• ENR Home Team – $8,473.

• HopeFloats – 5,415

• ENMRSH – $5,360

Best Campsite

• Charlie’s Angels United We Stand for a Cure

Best Banner

• Wombat Wives

Most Spirited

• Tie – Betty and Jerry’s Rockin for Life and Save the Tatas for Life.

Ms. Relay Contest

• Eartha Quakes