Relay for Life is a program designed to fund cancer research and help those in the community who are being affected by it.
On Friday at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, Relay for Life kicked off its event to help form teams for the April Relay. In addition its also held a "Battle Buddy" auction, where the winner would have a meal with whomever they won.
This year the Relay for Life goal for Catoosa and Walker counties combined is $75,000. There has been already $6,000 collected.
Before the "Battle Buddy" auction two cancer survivors explained the importance of the program and why it's always important to help, even if that results in giving a greeting card. Amy Cope and her mother Connie Holcombe have both survived cancer.
Sandy Matheson, organizer of the Relay for Life kickoff, also presented to those who attended facts about the program, where the funds go and how they stay within the community.
Young singers also showed their support by putting on performances to raise attendees spirits.
For more information on Relay for Life or to register a team, go to cancer.org or call 1-800-ACS-2345.
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