TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- Folks laced up their shoes, ready to pull an all-nighter with the goal to beat cancer.
Cancer survivors led the way for Topeka's annual "Relay for Life" at Hayden High School. Participants form teams with members switching off thru the night in a 12-hour show of strength in the fight against cancer.
Cancer patient Tony Randall and his wife, Jenalea, were among those taking part. Tony says the event is an opportunity to see the hope all around him, both in terms of the survivors who inspire strength and in the form of the support he and his family have received from the American Cancer Society.
13's Chris Fisher emceed Friday's opening ceremonies with 94 Country's Stephanie Lynn. A luminary ceremony was planned for dusk, with candles lit in memory and in honor of cancer patients and those who've helped them along the way.
The relay got underway at 7 pm Friday and continued through 7 am Saturday. Money raised benefits American Cancer Society research and programs.