Plainfield witnessed a great enthusiasm against the deadly disease of cancer on Saturday when more than one thousand people gathered at Lions Park to participate at the town's 10th annual Relay for Life.
Plainfield Relay for Life was one of more than five thousand Relays for Life events that have so far been organized across the country this year to raise awareness about cancer and raise funds to support fight against the disease.
Colleen Smith, a co-chairwoman of recent Plainfield Relay for Life event, said a total of forty-one 25-person teams registered for the event.
Speaking on the topic, Smith added, “A lot of these teams are friends or families who have gotten together for different reasons, but are supporting a great cause.”
All proceeds from the event will go to the American Cancer Society – an organization that helps raise awareness, provides support for new research, pay for programming and provides support services for cancer patients and their families.
Over the past years, the event has generated more than $250,000 to support the great cause.
Relay for Life events were also organized in Callaway, Audrain and Morgan counties Friday night.