Crestview contributes to Okaloosa's top Relay for Life honor

Published: Friday, February 1, 2013 at 01:56 PM.

"Because cancer never sleeps and for one night, neither do the Relay (participants)," a spokesperson said, adding 5,000 Relay for Life events take place worldwide.

The American Cancer Society's Emerald Coast unit has more than 700 volunteers in Okaloosa, Walton and Holmes counties, and five staffers, according to the organization.

This year's Relay for Life is April 26 and 27 at Old Spanish Trail Park in Crestview.

More than 50 teams participated in last year's event, which raised more than $155,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Jackson said she expects this year's final numbers will match an upward trend.

"Most places have their good and bad years; with Crestview, we have seen continuous growth and we hope to keep it going in that upward motion," she said.

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Matthew Brown at 850-682-6524 or Follow him on Twitter @cnbMatthew.

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