The annual Relay for Life was held Friday evening at Wheeling Park’s Good Lake.
The event is filled with emotion and an occasional tear, but it is also an event of hope for hundreds of local families.
The Relay for Life in Wheeling Park is one of the largest Relay for Life events held in the Northern Panhandle, with teams and participants from all over the area.
The event is held for much more than just the fight against cancer.
“Relay is not just about honoring those whose lives have been affected by cancer, but also those who have helped with getting them to the hospital, getting them their medicine, etc.,” said Lindsay McMormick, one of the event organizers.
WTRF teamed up with the Joe Too Cool to Smoke organization, a program geared towards preventing children from smoking at an early age.
Nate Fluharty was the event’s emcee for the evening.