Local Cancer Society Gets a Big Boost

One local charity received a pretty big financial boost. The Northwest Florida Surgery Center presented a check for $20,000 to the American Cancer Society this week.

The money is designated to go to the Relay for Life program, which helps cancer patients across the globe.

The doctors at the Surgery Center raised the $20,000 through auctions, donations, and a wine tasting.

Dr. Merle Stringer says there's tons of ways the money can help those suffering with cancer.

"Locally, it can be used for things like transportation back and forth to chemotherapy for the patients, radiation therapy, patients that need some sort of home health assistance, medications, anything like that."

The Relay for Life program is known for its 24-hour marathon walks and runs.