Relay for Life Tonight in Downtown Toccoa

Stephens County comes together to help fight cancer tonight.

Tonight is the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Stephens County.

Stephens County American Cancer Society Community Manager Tracey Long said they are looking forward to a great night starting at 6 p.m. tonight.

“We have a survivor walk and our Luminaries service,” said Long. “We have a lot of teams that are coming and setting up and selling all kinds of food. We will have kids’ games and all kinds of stuff for the entire community. We are going to have entertainment.”

Relay for Life is the culmination of months of hard work by teams throughout the year to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Long said that fundraising this year has gone very well to this point.

“Right now, we are at $50,000 and our goal is $65,000, so we look to definitely meet our goal this year,” said Long. “We are excited about that.”

She went on to say that the money raised by the Relay for Life benefits cancer patients in many different ways.

“It does help fund cancer research,” said Long. “We also have other programs that it funds, including ‘Look Good, Feel Better’ where women can get free wigs and make-up. We also have a 1-800 number that any cancer survivor can call.”

The public is encouraged to come out and attend tonight’s Relay for Life on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa.

Also, AM 630 WNEG will provide live reports from Relay tonight from 5:45 to 7 p.m.

For more information on the Stephens County Relay for Life, contact Long at 706-491-0877.