Register Herald | Relay for Life fights for a cure – Ohio News

Register Herald | Relay for Life fights for a cure – Ohio News

EATON — Preble County’s 21st Relay for Life event raised over $21,000, according to organizers.

The cancer awareness walk was held Saturday, June 10. The event took place from 3 p.m. to midnight at the Preble County Fairgrounds and was attended by many volunteers and cancer activists, hoping to raise some money for the disease which affects so many.

Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give their time and effort because they believe it is time to take action against cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, one in three women and one in two men in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. They hold the Relay because cancer touches so many lives. By joining a Relay for Life event, you’re helping the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking research, crucial patient care programs, and education and prevention information. Relay for Life saves lives.

Relay for Life is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is six to 24 hours in length and every team is asked to have a member on the track at all times, in order to signify that caner never sleeps. Cancer patients don’t stop because they’re tired, so the Relay for Life attempts to emulate that.

Many Relay for Life events continue through the night, but for this year, organizers wrapped it up at midnight. The teams raise money throughout the event by collecting donations for food, goods, games, and activities. This…

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