Relay For Life Held At Father Ryan High School

Posted at 10:59 PM, Sep 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-30 23:59:49-04

Stepping out to fight cancer, one of the largest student-run Relay for Life events wrapped up here in the Mid-State.

Dozens of cancer survivors, students, and organizations took turns walking around Father Ryan's track for 12 hours beginning on Saturday.

The event raised funds for the American Cancer Society. Some students received haircuts to provide hair for cancer survivor wigs.  

The student-led relay had a special meaning for one senior. 

“My favorite teacher from junior year, Mrs. Cole, was diagnosed with cancer and right when she told our class that she had cancer, that's when I learned I was going to be the co-chair for the relay, so I just felt that the two coincided and we're happening for a reason,” said Ayers Callahan.

The event attracted dozens of teams and more than 1,100 participants for the relay.