Racing for the cure: the Relay for Life

Unlit luminaries mark the memories of cancer victims, while survivors prepare to walk in the background at the Relay for Life, May 16 in San Angelo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Randy Mallard)

Unlit luminaries mark the memories of cancer victims, while survivors prepare to walk in the background at the Relay for Life, May 16 in San Angelo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Randy Mallard)

Lt. Col. Georgette Young, 17th Training Support Squadron commander, leads the 17 TRSS team during the Relay for Life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Randy Mallard)

Lt. Col. Georgette Young, 17th Training Support Squadron commander, leads the 17 TRSS team during the Relay for Life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Randy Mallard)

Members of the 344th Military Intelligence Battalion are a blur as they pass their baton during the relay. The Army’s A Company ran a total of 500 laps in support of the search for a cure for cancer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Terry Smith)

Members of the 344th Military Intelligence Battalion are a blur as they pass their baton during the relay. The Army’s A Company ran a total of 500 laps in support of the search for a cure for cancer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Terry Smith)

A rowdy crew of Pink Panthers from the 312th Training Squadron walks alongside Sparky the Firedog during the Relay for Life May 16. Pink is the color of cancer awareness. Thirty-two teams from Goodfellow Air Force Base volunteered to walk in the relay, which raised money in the search for a cure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Terry Smith)

A rowdy crew of Pink Panthers from the 312th Training Squadron walks alongside Sparky the Firedog during the Relay for Life May 16. Pink is the color of cancer awareness. Thirty-two teams from Goodfellow Air Force Base volunteered to walk in the relay, which raised money in the search for a cure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Terry Smith)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- On the overcast evening of May 17, 32 teams from Goodfellow Air Force Base volunteered and joined 91 other local teams at Foster Field to raise funds for cancer research during the Tom Green County Relay for Life. 12 hours later, Goodfellow's teams had completed 4,140 laps to raise $25,276.14.

The top fund-raising team from the base was the Sailors in Motion #1 team, with the Pink Panthers from the 312th Training Squadron close behind. Additionally, the 344th Military Intelligence Battalion's A Company posted the highest number of laps, running a total of 500 between them (a cumulative distance of 125 miles).