Relay for Life team 10k, 5k and fun run coming Saturday

Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:09 AM.

 The couple took their son to a Pensacola specialist who removed Caleb's cancerous left kidney and administered 13 chemotherapy treatments.

More than 400 participants are expected Saturday; 350 people participated last year, organizers said.

Putting the event together usually costs $2,000, but since sponsors are covering the cost, all registration proceeds directly will benefit the society.

"With the help of the sponsors (namely the Crestview Publix and Main Street Medical Center), we are looking at the potential of writing a check of $7,000 to the American Cancer Society," Richards said.

He hopes that one day there will be no need to raise money, he said.

"Ultimately, I would want to not even have the race, or (we could) race for something else," Richards said. "I would love for there to be a cure for cancer and not need a cancer society."

"I know one day it's coming, but until then we have to keep fighting back."

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