Lauderdale County, Miss. Thousands of people are expected to descend on the Lauderdale County Ag Center Friday night for one of the most anticipated events each year-Relay for Life. Last year, Lauderdale County's Relay raised the most money out of any in the state at over $300,000. Relay for Life Committee Member, Julie Boles, says that this is a good way to help the American Cancer Society.
"It is a great time for fundraising and to honor our Cancer survivors."
Lauderdale County's Relay for Life was originally scheduled for May 3rd at Meridian High's Ray Stadium, but had to be postponed to this weekend at the Lauderdale County Ag Center due to inclement weather, and Boles is optimistic that the month's delay will actually be good for the event.
"Having an extra month since we did have to postpone to original date due to the weather has given us a longer time to fundraise and get excited and really build up Relay for Life this year."
Relay teams have been raising money for months, but if you haven't been able to get involved with a team, you can still help and Boles encourages everyone to come out Friday night.
"There is a $3 admission, but if you are a survivor, a sponsor, or a team member, then you have an armband for admission so you won't be charged, and children 5 and under are free as well. We are inviting everyone to come out and make this year as big and as wonderful as it has been in the past."