Many come together for Relay for Life at Newport High School

The American Cancer Society is holding a Relay for Life at Newport High School.

Relay for Life gives everyone a chance to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember those who were lost to cancer and fighting back against the disease.

Teams will camp out at Newport High School and take turns walking around the track. Because the cancer never sleeps, the event will be over-night from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m.

The first lap was a lap, the Survivors lap, celebrated Cancer Survivor's victory over cancer. After dark, they honor those who have been touched by cancer and those who have been lost to cancer. This will be done by lighting candles in a bag full of sand, each baring the name of a person touched by cancer. Participants often walk a lab in silence.

The event will end with a Fight Back Ceremony, where participants make a personal commitment to save lives by fighting back against cancer.

FOX19's Rob Williams emceed the event.

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