Father Ryan High School raises more than $140,000 for cancer research

(Courtesy: iReport2/ Kelli McClendon)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – For 12 rainy hours, students, faculty and staff at Father Ryan High School walked, prayed and raised money for cancer research Saturday.

The school’s annual Relay for Life took place at their Giacosa Stadium in Nashville from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

“For me, it’s amazing to see the amount of love and how hard they worked to find cure for cancer. It’s much bigger than $142,301,17 they raised. It’s about the awareness they brought to their peers and to our community,” Father Gervan Menezes told News 2.

Before the student-run event even took place, the school exceeded their $100,000 goal, adding on an extra $42,000 and change by the end of the night.

The amount raised is double from the previous year’s event.

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