Each July for more than 10 years now, hundreds of people have gathered on the West Point-Beemer High School football field and track for the Cuming County Relay for Life.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an event that gives everyone in communities a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.
The relay involves a Survivor’s Lap, Luminaria Ceremony and a Fight Back ceremony.
It’s become an event that residents from across the county have come to embrace and support. Participants often join teams, which adopt a team name or theme, and then hold various fundraisers to raise money for cancer research.