A number of people gathered to attend the events organized under Relay for Life at Shenandoah County Fairgrounds on Friday.
The American Cancer Society’s annual fundraiser event kicked off on Friday at 9 a.m. and closed at 8 a.m. today morning.
The main activities which took place on Friday wee musical acts, bonfire, a luminaria ceremony and ice cream treats.
Strasburg's St. Paul Lutheran Church was also involved for the event. The setup was prepared well in the church premises. It had a boat frame which carried the slogan "Sail with us to the Cureibbean".
One of the organizers of the event, Kitty Miller told that the team for the same event in 2001 comprised 40 volunteers who collectively managed to gather $20,000.
"My husband's a cancer survivor since 1996. I don't think there's anyone that hasn't been touched by cancer in some way or another, whether it is personally, friends, family”, she said.
She further said that Relay for Life has always been successful in helping the cancer patients. The event supports the cause of cancer survivors, caregivers, children and those who have lost their lives due the deadly disease.