Final numbers are in and they look pretty impressive.
The seven Relay for Life events held in six northwest Ohio counties in June, Defiance, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, Williams and Fulton, with the Village of Hicksville in Defiance County, holding its own relay, raised a total of $942,390 for 2013.
The Relays for Life are sponsored by the American Cancer Society, with funds raised going toward assisting those who are fighting cancer, cancer research and education.
The total of the goals each county had was $892,000.
In addition to more than $940,000 being raised in the relays, two counties — Henry and Williams — have also received national awards for the amount of funds they raised.
It marked the first time the Williams County relay received a national award — No. 3 Relay for Life, per capita, in the nation, for exceeding its goal of $157,000.