Charleston Bed Race raises almost $20,000

Published: Mar. 22, 2015 at 9:44 PM EDT
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DANIEL ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - This year's Charleston Bed Race raised a record of almost $20,000 for Camp Happy Days.

This is the sixth year for the event where teams sprint to push beds.

"We thought a bed race would be a unique event that would attract a lot of attention and get people involved and it's grown every year," Greg Taylor, a board member for Camp Happy Days said.

Camp Happy Days is a program for children battling cancer.

"They just get to be kids and do all kind of stuff and forget about cancer for the week," Taylor said.

While the teams have their own special strategies and want to win, the bigger picture isn't lost

"It's about having a good time, racing the beds, but you know more importantly raising money for kids that are in the struggle right now," Drew Feldman, the captain of team Peace Bo said. "They're fighting for their lives and it's very worthwhile cause."

While the rain scared some people away, almost 300 people came out for the races Sunday.

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