“Relay for Life” held at UMass Amherst

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – As many as a thousand people will walk all night Friday in Amherst to beat cancer.

They’re trekking around the track for the Five College “Relay for Life” at UMass Amherst. Survivors and caregivers are walking and raising money to support services and research to find a cure for cancer. Some survivors are motivated to give back.

Katharine Geldart, a cancer survivor and UMass student, told 22News “Probably what I took back from this whole cancer experience was, I survived, but there’s still so many kids back there, back in my ward who are still fighting, so I kind of wanted to help them out. Definitely.”

22News is a supporter and sponsor of the “Relays for Life,” and 22News reporter Juliana Mazza served as mistress of ceremonies Friday night.

You can get involved in one of the many Pioneer Valley “Relays for Life” taking place this spring and summer. For more information visit RelayForLife.org.

Click Here to find out when and where the next “Relay for Life” event will take place.

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