Dozens of cancer survivors, their families and many friends assembled as one May 31 into June 1 to bond at Sarah Noble Intermediate School in New Milford.

In the spirit of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life's motto, "Celebrate, remember, fight back and hope," hundreds gathered for the annual overnight walk.

In all, 28 teams and 289 participants raised an estimated $70,726 to help fight cancer.

The top fundraising team was Poppy's Players with $16,415.

For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/newmilfordct.

For more photos, visit www.newmilfordspectrum.com.

Photography by Walter Kidd