CRESTVIEW — Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society fundraiser, started 7 p.m. April 28 on Crestview High School's track. The Dr. Seuss-themed event concluded 7 a.m. April 29. 

The event — which takes place in over 20 countries — consists of teams that take turns walking around a set course. During the time, each team must have at least one member on the track. Their walk symbolizes that “cancer never sleeps” and patients “don’t stop because they’re tired,” according to the group’s website.

Several months before the main event, teams work to raise individual donations. Proceeds benefit cancer research, patient care, education, prevention services and other ACS needs.

One of the highlights of the night event is the luminaria display, during which small, white bags are decorated in memory or support for somebody affected by cancer. Candles are placed in the bags.

Several booths from local businesses and organizations sold concessions, plants and other items to event participants. 

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