VESTAL (WBNG) – Hundreds of people from Broome and Tioga counties came out to walk for a great cause at the annual Relay For Life event in Vestal Saturday.
Held by the American Cancer Society, participants walked laps around a field at the Vestal Central School District while representing a loved one battling cancer, honoring those who died from cancer, celebrating cancer survivors and spreading awareness.
Organizers say the event was delayed two hours due to the severe thunderstorms, but it didn’t stop a big turnout.
“It’s very important, relay for live is outdoor events, rain or shine and people come out no matter what the weather is.They don’t come for the weather, they come for the cause, for each other, it’s amazing everyone was here setting up, as early as they could be, it was awesome,” said Catherine Faughnan from the American Cancer Society.
Attendees also enjoyed other festivities such as games, face painting and food.
Organizers say all of the proceeds help benefit cancer research.