The 5th annual Relay for Life sponsored by Hope College has raised a record amount for the American Cancer Society.

More than 700 Hope students, faculty and staff raised $52,426 during the event on October 19-20.

The event consisted of a 12-hour overnight walk in the college's Dow Center.  The event was moved indoors because of the inclement weather, but it didn't deter the participants from surpassing the previous amount raised by more than $10,000.

The Mortar Board honor society led all participating groups by raising $9,189.