Marshall Relay For Life Set for Friday

A fundraising goal of $85,000 has been set for the annual Relay for Life of Marshall County to be held from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday at Monarch Stadium in Moundsville.

Some 500 participants representing 30 teams are expected to take part in the event.

Those teams have been busy conducting fundraisers over the past several months.

In addition, purple banners have been erected in different areas of the county to bring awareness to the “Paint the Town” theme for the event.

The event will get underway with a survivors’ walk, to be followed by a walk by care givers.

At least one representative of each team will be on the track throughout every minute of the 12-hour walk.

There will be a luminary ceremony during the evening.

Also, there will be special events at the different campsites throughout the evening.