BETHANY, W.Va. – Walkers from Bethany College and the surrounding Bethany community will participate around the clock to help in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life event. The event is scheduled for April 21 – April 22 on campus. This “celebration of life” brings numerous groups and individuals together for a unified effort to fight against cancer.

Teams will gather at the Thomas Johnson Recreational Center for an overnight relay from 6 p.m. on April 21 until 6 a.m. on April 22.

Relay For Life is a unique fundraising event that allows participants from all walks of life to join together to fight cancer. Relay For Life is a reminder of the progress that has been made in the fight against cancer.

Relay For Life opens with cancer survivors walking the first lap.

Highlighting the evening is the Luminaria Ceremony held at 9 p.m. to honor cancer survivors and to remember those who have lost the battle against cancer. The luminaries line the track and are left burning throughout the night to remind participants of the importance of their contributions.

This is the second Relay For Life held at Bethany College, with the previous relay raising $14,000.

Chairperson Megan L. Winnett, said, “Having College students and the community unite for this event inspires and motivates others to become involved with the fight for a cure.”