LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - The annual Relay for Life of Comanche County kicked off Friday night with survivors walking the first lap of the relay. The event started off at 6 p.m., and lasted until midnight. Local businesses, schools, hospitals, churches and individuals have joined forces to raise money for the fight against cancer. Teams have fundraisers set up at the event to raise more money for the cause.
One runner at Friday night's event said this was her first year at the relay, but it's helping in her current fight against cancer.
"This can bring me hope," said Taynna Cabrera. "When I see people going through cancer in the past 20 years that gives me hope."
Relay for Life of Comanche County kicked off this week with a dinner for cancer survivors. So far, over $65,000 has been raised for the relay for life of Comanche County. Event chair Kari Garza said the goal is to reach $100,000 by the end of the night.