EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of local residents are fighting back against cancer this weekend as part of the Relay for Life.
Organizers say there were about 5,000 participants this year at the 22nd Relay for Life in Eugene. The 24-hour event started Friday afternoon and wrapped up Saturday. People walking around the track at Willamette High School said they walked to support all people affected by cancer.
“I would do anything to help. If I could do this every day, I would. I love it. It’s my favorite time of the year,” says cancer survivor Belle Height.
Organizers say their goal this year is to raise $688,000 for the American Cancer Society.