YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – There were no Relays for Life last year, but this year, YSU will be walking to help cancer.
The area’s first relay for life of the season was held Saturday at Youngstown State’s WATTS Center.
The YSU relay has traditionally been the first one.
Relays for Life are held to raise money for the American Cancer Society and to remember those who died from cancer as well as those who survived.
They had games and raffled baskets to help raise their goal of $67,150, one dollar for every case of cancer in Ohio in 2019.
Some even came out because they lost a loved one to cancer.
“I actually lost my aunt to cancer three years ago, so that’s why I joined, and it was a great way for me to cope and meet new people and make life-long best friends, and it’s for a good cause,” said Julia Helke, a volunteer at the event.
Only 75 people were allowed in at one time and masks were required.