6/9/2014 4:49 PM
by Rachael Cardin
OAK HILL - This weekend cancer survivors and those who advocate for finding a cure will hold their largest event in Fayette County.
The Relay for Life event will fill the Oak Hill High School football stadium this Saturday as participants and teams raise money for cancer research. The event will begin with the ‘Survivor Walk where survivors of this disease will take to the track with their families to show they have yet to take their final lap in life. The rest of the day will include a luncheon and activities for participants of all ages. A vigil will be held to conclude the evening to remember loved ones who lost their fight. Organizer and Fayette County Relay for Life Chair, Melissa Menei, welcomes everyone to come out and show their support.
"We do want to honor the survivors as well as remember those that we've lost. But we really want to raise more funds so that we can help and find the causes and also find a cure for cancer. Like the slogan says we want more birthdays and less cancer so the more people that come out and support the cause, the more funds that we raise, the more research that can be done,” said Menei.
The Relay for Life event will be taking place this Saturday from noon to midnight at the Oak Hill High School football stadium.