They came, they relayed, they watched city leaders take a pie to the face–all in the name of finding a cure for cancer.
Dearborn's Relay for Life event took place from 10 a.m. May 12-10 a.m. May 13 outside of the . The 24-hour walk, which is held each year to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, included several events for survivors and their loved ones, a luminaria ceremony, and some unique fundraisers new for 2012.
One of the most popular was "Four Pies and a Poncho," unique event hosted by Team Dearborn that pitted city leaders against each other in a fundraising battle.
The "winner"–Dearborn Public Schools Supt. Brian Whiston–received the poncho. The other four contestants–Dearborn Mayor Jack O’Reilly, Wayne County Commissioner Gary Woronchak, Dearborn Firefighters Burn Drive Chairman Steve Worden and Principal Chuck Baughman–got the chance to pie Whiston.
But the contest turned slapstick when all the contestants began to pie each other, leaving five pie-covered, smiling faces.
As of May 13, the Dearborn Relay for Life had raised more than $44,000, according to the event website.
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