Each year’s Relay for Life brings cancer survivors, those who are currently fighting the disease, and those who want to help find a cure together to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
This year’s Relay begins at 7 p.m. with the survivor’s lap, as those who’ve beaten cancer walk the first lap in a moving tribute to their fight.
Those who help their families fight are recognized during the caretakers’ lap.
Relay for Life teams will have members walking the track all night, until the final lap at 7 a.m. Saturday morning.
As night falls, the luminaries that line the track and fill the stands at Brice field will light the sky, each one representing someone who’s lost their fight against cancer.
The football field at Easley will be lined with teams selling concessions, holding contests and raffles, united in the goal of raising money for cancer research.
After the event is over, teams take down their booths and head off for some much-needed sleep, the fundraising will continue, as each team member knows that every dollar raised may be the dollar that funds the cure.
For more information on Relay for Life, visit screlayforlife.org.