Henry County Relay For Life

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Friday was Henry County's Relay For Life.

Volunteers have been out at Abbeville Recreation Center since Friday morning preparing for this event.

They were pitching tents, making luminary bags and setting up the stage.

Event organizers say they expect more than 120 volunteers to help with this year's event.

Headland High School students are some of those volunteers.

They say they particiapte not only to find a cure for cancer, butt also because they've lost family members.

"It is imporant to me because my father actually passed away from cancer when I was five years old he had colon cancer so me and my mom has been doing relay since I was really young and it just has a big place in my heart," said Emily Tew, volunteer for Relay For Life.

Nineteen teams of volunteers will be here for the next 24-hours walking around the track and raising money to find a cure.

For more information you can visit Relayforlife.Org

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