Cancer survivors, along with friends and family, will come together this week to raise money for the American Cancer Society by participating in the 18th annual Relay For Life of Oconto County.
Teams of people will camp out, compete in contests and walk laps around the Memorial Field track in Oconto Falls from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday.
“Anything to find a cure,” said Rosemary Konitzer, formerly of Oconto Falls, who lost her husband, Wayne, to melanoma in 2011. This will be her third year in the Relay For Life.
“It’s hard to explain what it’s like to be part of it,” she said. “It just makes you feel good.”
Last year’s relay raised $32,224.
The event opens at 6 p.m. with a ceremony that includes the Survivor Victory Lap, where relay participants line the track to cheer on the survivors. Konitzer said it is heartwarming for members of her team to honor the survivors, which this year will include other family members.