Westfield State walking through the night for cancer research

They'll continue walking until 7:00 Saturday morning

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – They’ll be walking all night to beat cancer in Westfield.

About a thousand survivors, supporters and family members are walking the track at the Woodward Center at Westfield State University Friday night.

It’s Westfield State’s 2nd Annual “Relay for Life.” They’re walking all night because “cancer never sleeps.”

Co-organizer Brenna Closius says, “When the sun goes down, that symbolizes a cancer patient’s diagnosis. Over the night symbolizes their treatment. And the morning is the cure.”

Westfield cancer survivor Sally Angers says, “This is great. This is coming together. This is saying you care. We support you. We love you. And we’re behind you for whatever you need.”

They’ll continue walking until 7:00 Saturday morning, with a goal of raising 55,000 dollars for cancer research and services.

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