Walking to cure cancer: Relay for Life of Hampshire County

The goal of the walk is to raise $200,000 for cancer research.

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – They were walking all night and part of Saturday for the 20th Relay for Life of Hampshire County Friday night.   It had already drawn more than 500 people by the time the “Relay started at 6:00 p.m. Friday.

Participants were walking all night in Northampton’s Look Park.  They’re walking to find a cure by raising money, awareness, and to support a healthy lifestyle to fight cancer, one step at a time. The goal of the Hampshire County walk is to raise $200,000 for cancer research.

22News spoke with Anne Kolacarro, who works for the American Cancer Society. She said the mission of Relay for Life is to find a cure for cancer within our lifetime.

The walk began at 6:00 p.m. Friday and will end at 3:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. 22News is a proud sponsor of the event, and Alessandra Martinez served as the emcee.