People at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds are pulling an all-nighter to raise money for cancer treatment.
The annual relay for live event is on-going.
Chelsea Edwards of the American Cancer Society said the event has been going on for over 15 years, and thrives on the support of those walking to honor loved ones past and present battling the disease.
"Most people here have been touched by cancer, in someway whether it's been personally or a loved one, and some people...
Gambling for a cause, that's what Saturday at Knights of Columbus was about as the Relay for Life Team's Wish Upon a Cure hosts casino night.
Coordinator Bonnie Burns says it was a fun filled evening with a live auction, Chinese auction, cocktails and of course gambling. They pre sold 150 tickets. Games include black jack and 5 card draw poker. Having an event like this is something that remains close to Burns' heart.
Relay for Life in Muskingum County kicked off it's fundraising Saturday for this year's event.
At Colony Square Mall the "Kroger" team gathered to promote the event and begin fundraising.
"I am a survivor myself and we have a lot of cancer survivors in our store also and some loved ones that have passed from cancer or are survivors .So everyone on our team likes to do that and raise money for the organization," said Martha Holbein Team member/ cancer survivor...
It's Anita Wright's first time taking part in Relay for Life, and she was one of many who kicked off the event by walking the initial survivor lap at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.
Wright is an 18 month survivor of breast cancer.
"After the initial diagnosis, which is totally devastating to you and your loved ones, it's been a long journey, but it's one that I'm proud to have taken. I am truly blessed. Along the way, I've met some truly amazing people, " says Wright...
One local group is throwing a huge party that goes all night and it's for a good cause.
Relay for Life is right around the corner and it's time to get involved. You can join a team or form your own team to walk and raise money for cancer. Chairperson Ann Boyd says each team member's goal is to raise $100.00 and the money all goes to cancer research.
"One person from each team will walk all night long because cancer never sleep so we don't sleep," Boyd said.
Maysville students kicked it in to high gear to raise money for a good cause.
The high school students took to the track for a miniature Relay for Life, honoring those who's lives have been touched by cancer.
"Every year they look forward to doing this," said teacher and walk co-coordinator Missy Talbot. "We start in April and they really like getting their teams together, they get to pick when they come out and walk. They get to miss a little bit of class and have...
Residents were walking in circles Saturday morning for a good cause.
Cancer touches the life of almost everyone, so Saturday cancer survivors and supporters walked the track at the Franklin Local Track Complex to raise money for a cure. The day started off with a lap for survivors.
"It is just frightening how many people have had it, but it is exciting and I think it is good for people going through cancer right now to see this many survivors who have...