All night “Relay for Life” event in Westfield

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Hundreds of people are fighting cancer by walking all night for Westfield State University‘s first ever “Relay For Life.”

A group of “Cancer Survivors” kicked off the 14-hour walk in the Woodward Center, and they won’t stop walking until 8 o’clock Saturday morning.

Relays raise money for the American Cancer Society. Almost everyone has a personal connection to cancer.

Beth Teague, the WSU Relay Organizer and junior at WSU, told 22News, “My favorite uncle, who I started relaying with, has been battling cancer since he was 13, and keeps falling back into it. I walk for him so that one day he doesn’t have to say that he has cancer.”

More than 400 people are walking in Westfield. All of the money raised stays in western Massachusetts for cancer research, advocacy, and patient services.

To find out how you can get involved in upcoming relays, Click Here.

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