"In addition, Relays for Life bring knowledge about the services provided by the American Cancer Society to residents of our county in need".
To begin Friday's Langley Relay For Life fundraiser at McLeod Athletic Park, Township of Langley firefighters led the Surivors' Victory Lap, involving all those who survived cancer.
"People really enjoy this event - this is the fifth year that we've done it so we're hoping to reach a goal of$50,000 in five years so I think people now look for it", said Dr. Bonnie Jones, chairperson of the Bark for Life.
Funds raised help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease today, and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations. Her seven-year old daughter, Grace, is a survivor. Hoisington Mayor Clayton Williamson delivered the proclamation designating Friday, June 9, as the 2017 Relay for Life, and a choir made up of survivors gathered and sang the National Anthem. Since its formation in 1995, the event had been held at the Greeneville Middle School Track.
At dusk, the bags became aglow thanks to battery-powered candles and glow sticks that were placed inside them by event volunteers.
If you are a cancer survivor or caregiver and would like to take part in the Relay For Life of Delta County event, visit relayforlife.org or www.relayforlife.org/deltacountymi. or call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.