Taylor McAstocker of Port McNeill shields her candle from the wind while joining in the luminary lap of the Relay for Life in Port McNeill Saturday night.

Taylor McAstocker of Port McNeill shields her candle from the wind while joining in the luminary lap of the Relay for Life in Port McNeill Saturday night.

Night o’ life

A relatively small group came up very big in the fight against cancer last weekend at the North Island Relay for Life.

PORT McNEILL—A relatively small group came up very big in the fight against cancer last weekend by raising more than $17,000 in the North Island Relay for Life at the North Island Secondary School track.

The event drew registered participants spread across 10 teams, eight cancer survivors walked the opening lap, and luminaries were  lit at sunset.

The top fundraiser was Ashley Cote, with $1,485, and her Ash Kickers team raised $6,007.60.

Entertainment was provided by the Jam Shack Araknids.