The American Cancer Society is waging an important battle and it is good to see people in the Imperial Valley willing to do their part to help in the fight.
The society is striving to raise funds to support those dealing with their own battles with cancer. The money will go toward saving lives. For years the Cancer Society had fund-raising events locally and this year it is good to see the local chapter started the Relay for Life.
It is a positive event that allows for more community involvement and it allows people to see there are a great many people in the Imperial Valley dealing with cancer. Groups of people formed teams and for 24 hours walked the track at Southwest High School in El Centro. Each team raises money. There were some 40 teams participating in the relay.
We hope to see the Relay for Life become an annual event, one that brings people together for an important cause — life. We also hope people build their awareness about the disease that kills millions every year. The more awareness people build, the sooner we may find cures to some types of cancer.