FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Relay for Life was held Friday evening, and for the first time, on Front Street.
About $30,000 was raised according to a notice posted Saturday on the Relay for Life Facebook page.
Seventeen teams formed for the annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
About 5,000 relay fundraisers are held in over 20 countries according to the website.
The new venue in downtown Farmington was an effort to involve more of the community, Lisa Dunham of the American Cancer Society said.
Last year 9,600 people were diagnosed with cancer in Maine, she said. Relays across the state were trying to total 9,600 bag luminaries for the annual method of honoring or remembering those affected by cancer.