FARMINGTON – Local walkers will go for 18 hours in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Franklin County. Teams from all around Franklin County will gather from 6 a.m. to midnight Saturday, June 4, at Mt. Blue High School to relay against cancer.

Team captains have been working throughout the winter and spring, putting together teams and doing fund-raising activities.

“Relay For Life is a unique opportunity for the Franklin County community to come together in the fight against cancer,” said Linda Neuschwanger, committee chairwoman. “Many of the participants are cancer survivors, which serves as a reminder that our community is not immune to this disease. The Relay For Life can help area friends, families and neighbors who have been touched by cancer.”

The cancer survivor walk will be held at 9 a.m. and all cancer survivors from Franklin County are welcome to register and walk the lap. The luminaria ceremony will take place at 9:30 p.m. and is held to honor cancer survivors and to remember those lost to the disease. Teams will circle the track rimmed with glowing luminaries while the names of survivors and those lost to the disease are read aloud.

To find out more about the Relay For Life of Franklin County or any Relay For Life event in the area, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit

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