By Morgan Bryce
The 6th annual Relay for Life of Lee County’s event at Courthouse Square to benefit the research and work of the American Cancer Society will be held April 27.
Event co-organizer Valeri White said this year’s theme involves pajamas and “Putting Cancer to Sleep,” which is the goal of the funds raised from this event.
Nearly 2,000 people attended last year’s relay, and White said she expects even bigger numbers in 2018.
Preceding the walk at 5 p.m. will be a reception to recognize both Opelika and Lee County residents who have survived their bouts with cancer.
The event, which includes an evening full of fun, food and games, will officially kick off at 6 p.m. and last until midnight. Later in the evening, luminaries will be lit to honor family and friends of event participants who have died from or are currently battling cancer.
“First, we want this event to celebrate survivors, and we want to remember those who have lost their battle with cancer,” White said. “Every penny that’s raised goes toward life-saving research and services to help all survivors in our community.”
Registration for the event is free. To donate, register or find out more information about the event, visit www.relayforlife.org/leeal.