If you get a chance to go to this weekend's Relay for Life in New Lenox, do it. It can be a life-changing experience and, more importantly, helps raise money that could change others' lives.
New Lenox is a community that can truly rally around a cause, and the Relay for Life here is something special, raising money for cancer research. I got the chance to cover it last year (and participate in the dunk tank) and had a fantastic time.
The event begins at 6 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Lincoln-Way West High School and goes until 6 a.m. the following day. After the opening ceremony, local cancer survivors are invited to unite to walk a survivor lap.
From there, the 31 registered teams will begin their walks and have plenty of fun planned for the whole family. According to Amy Jo Steinbruecker of the American Cancer Society, there were 240 local participants registered as of July 11.
Among those participants, more than $63,000 has been raised.
LAST YEAR'S COVERAGE