It was a packed field of over 4,000 people Friday night at Ray Stadium as over 100 cancer survivors and 95 Relay Teams took part in the 10th Annual Relay for Life in Lauderdale County.
"It was a wonderful, people were walking in droves, it was really great and we really enjoyed it," said Becky Vance, Relay Chair.
Lauderdale County's Relay for Life is one of the biggest relays for a city of its size. Although they didn't reach their intended goal of $400,000 the event brought in over $335,000.
"I was just happy with the numbers and how everything turned out," said Vance.
Cancer survivors young and old gathered and walked through the night, all with different stories to tell but with a similar empathy for one another and a common bond of fighting a dreaded disease.
All the money raised from Relay for Life goes directly to the American Cancer Society for research, education, patient support and advocacy. Doctors hope that with more cutting edge research and new medicine, one day this dreaded disease will be a thing of the past.