COLUMBUS - The Cherokee County Relay for life went off without a hitch last weekend raising more than $28,000 for cancer research.

Event Chairwoman Heather Jacquinet said the event went very well this year.

Jacquinet said including teams there were about 200 people in the Columbus City Park for the event.

Each year the committee makes breakfast for the people who stay for the full 12 hours and Jacquinet said they came close to not having enough food for the people there.

Rebecca Logan, of McCune, was one of the participants and said she was happy with the event.

"The weather's lovely," she said. "It's going real well and there's a nice crowd."

Logan said she first began walking with the Sheridan 4-H Club team in 2003.

"I have several family members who have had cancer and my husband has several," she said. "I walk for those people."

Jacquinet said the $28,000 brought in for RFL was "very close" to last year's donations.

She said one of the goals this year was to improve on last year's donations. She said while the money was about the same, expenses this year were lower so more money will be going to the American Cancer Society.

Jacquinet also said she didn't want to take credit for any success.

"I would like to thank all the teams and my committee members for making it such a success," she said. "It's not just me, there were lots of people involved."