Licking County News

Residents invited to Relay for Life

Pataskala community walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life next weekend.

Teams will gather at Watkins Memorial High School for an overnight relay to raise funds to battle cancer from 6 p.m. Friday, July 12, until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13.

Relay For Life is a fundraising event that allows participants from all walks of life -- including patients, medical support staff, corporations, civic organizations, churches and community volunteers -- to join together to fight cancer. Participants pledge to raise money based on how long they walk or how many laps around the high school track they complete, or get sponsors to back their participation.

Relay For Life opens with a special lap of the track by cancer survivors and caregivers.

For more information, email Jan Lucas at