CRESTVIEW — Relay For Life's April 22 and 23 American Cancer Society fundraiser will take place at Crestview High School.

“We’re hoping to expand our presence in Crestview this year,” co-event chairwoman Melanie Fullerton said.

After years at Spanish Trail Park, the overnight event moved to Shoal River Middle School, but “it was off the beaten path,” Fullerton said.

During the Jan. 25 City Council meeting, city staffers agreed to help publicize the event by inserting announcements in water bills and advising volunteers on permissible places to display roadside signs.

Fullerton also asked Mayor David Cadle to issue a proclamation asking residents and business to “paint the town purple" with streetlight ribbons along Main Street.

City Council President Shannon Hayes suggested Fullerton’s group focus some of its promotional efforts on Crestview’s black residents.

He said he felt there should be more cancer education in the black community.

“We have several (black people) on our leadership committee,” Fullerton said.

Learn more about the event, and sign up, here>>