Relay for Life in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Saturday morning, hundreds of people will gather in Ashland to raise money for cancer research.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will take over raider stadium for 24 hours. Each year, more than four million people in over 20 countries pledge their time to walk in order to raise money for the relay for life movement.

The day of the event, teams of community members keep at least one member on the track at all times for the 24 hour event as a reminder that cancer is a relentless aggressor that must be battled every minute of every day.

The opening ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday. A survivor lap and dinner will be held at 5 p.m. And the Luminaria Ceremony, where candles are lit to honor those lost to cancer, starts at 9 p.m.