Jack County’s 10th annual Relay For Life event took place Friday evening at the Jack County Fair Barn. It was an eventful evening filled with applaud, gratitude and appreciation for life. More than 200 people came to show their support and honor those who have been affected by cancer.

The festivities kicked off at 6 p.m. with the survivor lap with approximately 20 survivors along with their caregivers who joined in on the second lap.

All local cancer survivors were recognized as their names were announced, including those who were not present, as they walked their lap.

According to the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life website the Relay For Life movement features community and campus events that offer an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer.

“Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won’t stop until we finish the fight against cancer,” the website reads.

To read the complete article, see the April 29 edition of the Gazette.