EUREKA - The stage has been set for the Woodford County Relay for Life, which will begin at noon Friday and run through noon Saturday at the Eureka High School track.
This is the 12th year Woodford County has held the 24-hour event in which teams of volunteers take laps to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Sixty-eight teams will participate this year, which is down from 74 last year, said event co-Chairwoman Carol Hughes.
Hughes said this year's goal is to raise about $218,500, up slightly from last year's goal.
While teams raise the majority of their money before the event, the fund raising continues throughout the Relay. There will be a live auction at 7:30 p.m. today.
It is a family event, so activities for children also are planned. The Kids Rally for Relay has been moved to 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Basketball games will be ongoing, and there will be overnight games.
More than 100 cancer survivors will take a lap around the track beginning at 6 p.m. today. The Luminaria Ceremony will begin at 9:30 p.m. with more than 1,800 bags lit in honor of cancer victims.