The annual Snake River Relay For Life starts this Friday. The overnight celebration is where individuals and teams camp out, barbecue, dance and take turns walking around a track to raise money to fight cancer.
"There's nothing more inspiring to come down to the track and see those purple shirts on those survivors and those people walking the track," said Advocacy Chair for American Cancer Society, Erica Van Leuven. "That is why we're here. To find a cure to fight this ugly disease."
"I encourage people to come out and support any people you've ever known which now everybody seems to know someone that's been afflicted with or diagnosed with cancer," said Snake River Relay For Life Event Chair, Amber Lockhart. "And there are still spots available so if last minute you want to do it throw together a team."
Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Friday on the Clarkston High School football field. The survivor lap will be at 7:00 and this year's luminary ceremony will follow at 10:00 p.m.