Relay For Life returns to Lawton.
Visitors can help fight cancer at 4 p.m. Saturday at Bentley Gardens at Cameron University. The annual fundraising event will consist of a variety of activities, raffles, games and much more.
“We will celebrate our friends and family that have survived and are still fighting. We will remember those we have lost. We will fight back for those that are to come,” Jessica Goodman-Upchurch, co-chair for Relay For Life of Comanche County, said in a press release.
Relay For Life was founded in 1985 and has since then raised almost $6.5 million for the American Cancer Society, according to the release.
More than one out of every three Americans is diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). The funds raised by Relay for Life help the ACS fund and conduct research as well as give resources to patients and their families, such as free rides to chemo, free accommodation near hospitals, and a live 24/7 helpline for answers and support. Relay For Life is the world’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising event, as of the organizers of the event.
Last year’s Relay For Life of Comanche County collected over $40,000.