The Richmond Hill Relay for Life is slated for April 24 and organizers say it is shaping up to be the biggest yet.
"We already have 20 teams either registered or committed. In comparison, we had 14 teams total at last year’s event," said Victoria TenBroeck, who is with the American Cancer Society.
Last year, the Richmond Hill Relay for Life event raised $80,000 for the American Cancer Society. This year, the goal is set at $85,000.
This is the 25th anniversary of the Relay for Life national program. Relay proceeds go toward cancer research and outreach to cancer victims.
TenBroeck said those services are readily available to Bryan County cancer victims, and she encourages individuals and businesses to look into the many services the ACS offers.
She said she is even willing to, upon request, make a presentation to businesses about the services and Relay for Life.
TenBroeck said Relay events can be directly attributed to having saved 91 lives since the program began.
For more information on Relay for Life, call TenBroeck at 355-5196.