Relay for Life kicks off Friday

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Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - The Laramie County Relay for Life event starts on Friday at 6 PM at South High School in Cheyenne.

As of Thursday, more than 560 people were signed up on more than 50 different teams. The nation-wide event is one of the biggest fundraisers for the American Cancer Society.

The overnight relay is full of events and fundraisers as at least one person per team walks around the track.

Loren Gollobith lost his wife to cervical cancer, which motivated him to get involved. This year, he's a team captain, logistics coordinator, and a member of the recruitment team. He says his favorite part of the event, the luminaries ceremony is the most bittersweet for him. "People decorate these white bags and write a name on it, and then they put a glow stick in them, light them up and read off the names of people who've lost their life to cancer, but also those who beat cancer," said Gollobith.

You can still register online,and register on site at South High School. The cost is $10 per person and each participant must raise at least $100.

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