Superhero cancer fighters save the day

Superhero cancer fighters save the day A team of miniature superheroes have once again come to the rescue in Whitehorse's annual Relay for Life.

A team of miniature superheroes have once again come to the rescue in Whitehorse’s annual Relay for Life.

For a second year in a row, the Superhero Cancer Fighters raised the most money in the event, bringing in a combined $5,150.

The team’s top fundraiser was eight-year-old Keelan Robins, who was able to raise $1,695.

“I have lots of good friends and family that support me,” said Robbins, who added that his favourite part of the event was spending the day walking with his team.

Team captain Sally Bailey, seven, raised an additional $1,415.

“I think people on my team just want to find a cure for cancer so they just raised money,” she explained.

The relay took place this past Saturday at Shipyards Park, with participants running or walking around the loop from noon until midnight.

Despite the efforts of the superheros, the event failed to reach its $30,000 fundraising goal.

In 2012, the event raised more than $70,000 with 23 teams participating.

Numbers were down this year, with 12 teams registered and more than a 100 participants bringing in a total of $21,605.

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