Dublin's Relay For Life will give people a chance to celebrate, remember and fight cancer in a little more than 19 hours.

Dublin's Relay For Life will give people a chance to celebrate, remember and fight cancer in a little more than 19 hours.

The event, set for June 13-14 at Jerome High School, is a way to bring the community together in a festival-like atmosphere to recognize cancer survivors and caregivers and remember people who have lost their lives to the disease, said event organizer Stephanie Reed.

"It's a chance to celebrate survivors, remember those lost to cancer and to fight back against the disease," she said.

Activities throughout Relay For Life will raise money to benefit the American Cancer Society. Reed said with the current economy, supporting the ACS is very important because of its many services for those dealing with cancer.

"These are tough economic times, but unfortunately every single family will be affected by cancer if they haven't been already," she said.

The ACS helps with caregiver services, hotel rooms during treatment and more, Reed said.

"The ACS can help people facing cancer in tough economic times. That's why it is more important than ever to support the ACS," she said.

Activities, food and entertainment won't be in short supply during Relay For Life. Teams arrange activities throughout the overnight event to keep people going and to raise money, Reed said.

"The relays happen overnight because we continue to fight cancer all day and all night," she said. "We do that because cancer never sleeps."

Entertainment includes a disc jockey, local student bands, California soloist Rick Ross and more.

Reed said teams will set up camp sites and keep busy with flag football, ultimate Frisbee and other impromptu games. Teams also keep one member on the track at all times.

Children will have special activities in Lauren's Land, a children's area offered for the first time. Reed said there is a $5 entry fee for the area, which will feature crafts, games and more.

Reed organized last year's Relay For Life and estimated it drew about 600 until the event was evacuated because of storms.

"We do have a weather plan this year. The relay will go on rain or shine," she said. "If weather is bad, (Relay For Life) will be moved into the commons area (of Jerome High School)."

With Relay For Life two weeks away, Reed said about 200 people have registered for the event on its Web site. More are expected, though.

"A lot of what happens is people show up and bring their friends," Reed said.

The Dublin Relay For Life runs from 1:30 p.m. June 13 to 9 a.m. June 14. A survivor and caregiver dinner will be held at 5 p.m. and is free for cancer survivors and two caregivers. Additional dinners will be served for a suggested donation of $5.

To reserve a seat at the survivor and caregiver dinner, contact survivor celebration chair Genie Braithwaite at (937) 243-8182 or genie_wenie@yahoo.com.

For more information on the event or to register for a team, look online at relayforlife.org/Dublin.