The American Cancer Society will be hosting its annual Relay for Life on Friday at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake.
The Relay for Life is a fundraising event hosted in hundreds of cities nation-wide. The money raised goes directly to the American Cancer Society.
“We all know someone who has been affected by cancer,” said Trent Ewing, entertainment co-chair for the Salt Lake Relay for Life. “Relay for Life is a great way for people to get involved in the community and raise money for those affected by cancer.”
The Relay for Life relies mainly on volunteers. People volunteer in teams and each team is responsible for finding sponsors. On Friday night, at least one member from every team will be walking around the track all night.
“Cancer never sleeps so neither will we.” said Kimberly Ewing, entertainment c0-chair for the Salt Lake Rely for Life.
While volunteers walk around the track, the Gallivan Center will be open to the public. Food, games, live music, outdoor movies, raffels and other activities will be available the entire night. Cancer survivors can register for a free dinner for themselves and one guest.
“We want to honor those who have died and celebrate those who lived,” she said.
The Relay for Life begins on Friday with the opening ceremony at 6:00 pm. The closing ceremony will be held at 9:00 am on Saturday.
Donations will be accepted at the event or through the Relay for Life website.