Relay for Life begins Friday
Posted at: 08/03/2012 9:15 AM
| Updated at: 08/03/2012 11:16 AM
By: Heather Mills, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Friday night at 6 p.m., hundreds of walkers and runners will hit the track at La Cueva High School in the fight against cancer.
It's the annual Relay For Life, which is actually the largest fundraiser in the world.
Teams will walk or run for 18 hours. The idea is that cancer doesn't sleep, so neither will they.
Jane Pilger walks for her brother in law. He passed away in 2001.
She said, "I just felt so helpless. I really feel like, for me, giving back to the Relay for Life and to the American Cancer Society is a way that I can really do something and fight back against cancer."
The event isn't just for survivors and victims, Relay For Life is encouraging everyone to come out.
There will be games, prizes, food, cancer screenings and ceremonies to honor and remember those that have survived and those that we've lost.
For more information on Relay for Life, click here.