Cancer Society seeking Relay for Life volunteers

The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers in Huntington County to join the Relay For Life of Huntington County.

The kick off will be held tonight, Monday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m. at The Gathering Place of Trinity United Methodist Church, in Huntington.

Relay for Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track at all times throughout the evening. The events are held overnight to honor and symbolize a cancer patient's journey through treatment.

A Relay team is a group of 12 to 15 people, led by a team captain, who commit to raising at least $100 each and participating in the overnight fund-raising event. All of the proceeds raised through the Relay For Life fund the mission of the American Cancer Society.

While teams do the majority of their fund-raising prior to the event, many teams also hold creative fund-raisers at their campsites during the Relay for Life, which creates a 24-hour festival-like atmosphere.

To learn more about Relay for Life of Huntington County and to sign up a team, attend the kick off event. For information, call the local American Cancer Society at 484-5531 or emailing huntingtoncountyrfl@gmail.com.

Relay for Life events across the state of Indiana raise money to help cancer patients and their families, local communities and to fund cancer research.The Relay For Life of Huntington County raised $55,747.27 last year.