The event raised $17,101, $7,000 more than last year, with people and organizations from around the community donating. The top bail raiser was Joe Riggs, who brought in $1,520 before being released from his voluntary confinement.
According to Amanda Tew, director of the Alaska Chapter of the association, all the funds raised in Homer stay in Alaska to help those suffering from the disease with treatment, services and a summer camp program.
"All that money goes directly back into the community," she said.
Anyone who missed their chance to donate to the association may call 1-800-478-5683.