Cancer survivors and their supporters are walking through the night to raise money and awareness for this year's Relay for Life of Delta County.
The American Cancer Society and the global Relay for Life movement hold this annual event not only to honor cancer survivors, but also to remember loved ones lost. Locally, the Gladstone event is taking place at Marble Athletic Field. Teams and individuals are walking the track. They began this afternoon at 1 p.m. and they won't stop until Saturday at 10 p.m.
Traci Corrigan of Relay for Life of Delta County said, "We go 24 hours because cancer doesn't sleep, so neither are we. There are fundraising booths here. We've got baked goods, flowers, candy. We've got 'Get Your Hair Done.' And we've got jewelry. There's also food and drinks."
Tiffany Ann Collins came all the way from Iron Mountain to participate in the walk. She said, "I like to walk and it's a good cause. I don't have any relatives affected by cancer, but I care about people."
All the funds raised will go to the American Cancer Society.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life began in 1986 in Tacoma, Washington.