Relay for life takes over Biloxi high

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Cancer never sleeps and this weekend, neither did Biloxi High School. Hundreds of people stayed up through the night for the Harrison County Relay for Life event.

It's one of the largest fundraising events in the country and the Coast is no exception. No matter where the event is held, it creates an atmosphere to celebrate cancer survivors and gives people a chance to join in the race, to find a cure. 

"People with cancer are always fighting the battle so I think for one weekend, just twelve hours, you can come out show your support. Honoring those people who have survived cancer," Relay for Life Representative Daisy Watson said.

Lining the track the supporters walked were bags baring the faces and names of those struck by cancer. It was a constant reminder for the walkers to keep pushing in their honor.

"Teams come together that have been raising money for the last four months. They come out here and save more money. It's just a celebration to celebrate our survivors and remember those that we have lost," Watson said.

For survivors like Glenda Collins the event is a sign that there is support out there, and that one day there will be a cure.

"We can come together to relay around this track and celebrate the victories. It's not just for cancer survivors. It's for supporters. It's for caregivers. It's for people in the community to come together and help us celebrate the victory that we have because one day there will be a cure," Collins said.

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