This year, the National Screening Service will be available at the Relay to arrange appointments for that service, which is a bonus for those attending.
"But we have faith in our teams, participants and the community that we will reach our goal", Wilson said.
Funds raised help cancer patients and their families with expenses, as well as contribute to other causes supported by the American Cancer Society.
Haynes says the event is important because everyone knows someone who has died or is battling the disease and Relay offers them a objective.
"Interest has fallen off nationwide the past few years", Rigsby said.
"I've worked in cancer and chemotherapy for nearly 20 years, and I'm happy to say that we're seeing some successes, we're seeing a lot more survivors and treatments that work", she said.
"But we still have a steady group of volunteers and we are just hoping to bring more people in", Zabala said. Around 230 people are signed up to participate in the relay. A year ago, 19 teams raised approximately $90,000.
"Personally my favorite part of the event is the luminaria ceremony which takes place at 9 o'clock", Miller said.
Pimentel said the luminaria was beautifully done and was one of the best she has witnessed.
Information is also distributed in local medical centers, educating doctors and reminding people to get tests done, such as colon cancer tests, she said.
Other teams will also be selling food like hot dogs and hamburgers to try to raise more money for Relay for Life.
The name came from the team's desire to run bake sales to raise money for the cancer society, and they have done that and more.
"It means so much to survivors to see the community cheering them on and supporting them as they take their lap", Wilhoit said. "You can just walk the track to be there", Haynes said. "In the past, we've done more of a community-type fundraiser throughout leading up to the big event".
Banners hung over the track at a prior Relay for Life event at Oswego High School.Participants walk the track at Oswego High School during a prior Relay for Life event. The day's activities began when the Ceres Lions Club cooked up breakfast for cancer survivors.
"We want to look at something else that will attract different parts of our community, the young people, our senior citizens".
Organizers planned a variety of special activities, ceremonies, entertainment and lap themes that focus on the overall Relay for Life of Jefferson County's theme - "Cancer never takes a holiday".style="text-align: center;"