O’Fallon area takes part in annual Relay for Life

O’FALLON – Eighteen teams took to the track at OTHS to take part in the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

This year the event was holiday themed, featuring music and more from the various holidays that make up another year of life for those struggling with cancer.

“Over the course of the night we will honor those we have lost, celebrate those who have triumphed, and remember the personal stories of those we hold dear. And we’re also going to celebrate life and the fact that each year more discoveries are made that bring us closer to a world without cancer,” said Jim Fuecht, event chairman.

The money raised goes to research and programs designed to assist both those fighting cancer and their caregivers.

To make a donation, visit www.relayforlife.org/ofallonil.

(O’Fallon Weekly Photos by Nick Miller)