ALBERT LEA, MN — Thousands of residents throughout Freeborn County will be hitting the fairgrounds starting tonight.
That’s because the Annual Relay for Life will be kicking off in about an hour with opening ceremonies and a survival lap, followed by a silent auction.
The event brings together cancer survivors; helps raise awareness and money for research.
Organizers say it’s also a way to bring hope and strength to those fighting the battle against cancer.
“Lots of cancer survivors don’t have family or friends around to help them,” Co-Chair Darla Schnaith said. “When they come to this event, they realize that there are other people who share the same story as them.”
The event goes all night until six am tomorrow morning.