Relay for Life is Saturday at Law

Relay For Life of Milford 2016, an all-day walk-a-thon to benefit the American Cancer Society, will take place Saturday at Jonathan Law High School.

“Relay is a popular and welcome event in Milford as it's put quite a footprint on our town and community by uniting us in our fight against cancer,” organizers said in announcing the event. “Since holding our first Relay 14 years ago, Relay For Life of Milford has raised over $1.1 million. While we're raising much needed funds, we'll also continue raising awareness of cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and patient support.”

The event is an opportunity for the community to gather and celebrate those who've survived, remember those who we've lost and fight back against this disease, organizers said.

On Saturday, Sept. 17, teams of relayers will take turns walking around the track at Jonathan Law High School at 20 Lansdale Avenue. This year more than 40 teams with more than 400 participants have registered. As of Labor Day, more than $28,000 had been raised for Relay.

Relay For Life will begin at noon with a complimentary survivor luncheon for survivors and caregivers. Opening ceremonies and laps will begin at 1 p.m.

While the Relay used to be a two-day event, with participants camping overnight along the track, this year’s Relay will be a little different. It will end at midnight, and there will be food trucks and a Kids Zone, featuring bowling, jumbo Jenga, princess storybook time, washer toss, corn hole, an inflatable obstacle course, rock painting table and search for Hidden Mickey.

There will be plenty of parking at Jonathan Law High School.