Posted: Apr 30, 2013 6:18 AM by Kristen Holloway
Updated: Apr 30, 2013 7:26 AM
So many whose lives have been touched by cancer will gathered in Lafayette this Saturday to help kick off the 20th Annual Relay For Life.
The organization is making progress toward a future without cancer. Each year thousands of people in Acadiana raise funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through Relay For Life.
This inspiring overnight event unites the entire community in celebrating those who have had cancer, remembering loved ones lost, and providing an opportunity to fight back against the disease.
It's a team a event, individual participants are not required to be there the entire time but organizers say it's so much fun, you'll find it hard to leave.
"It's truly family friendly event. there's going to be food, fun and activities for the kids. We would love for everyone to come out, bring the family and have a great time and honestly if you're have someone in your life that has battled or is battling cancer just come out have a good time, help support a good cause," said Lafayette Relay For Life Executive Director Dennis Adams.
This event is free to the public. It kicks off at 6p.m. at Comeaux High School. For those interested you can make a donation on site or cancer.org or call the Lafayette American Cancer Society at 337-237-3797.
You can also download the Relay For Life app on your mobile device. You can track your fundraising progress and connect with others through email and social media.