The rainy weather is not stopping thousands of people on a mission to stomp out cancer.
Crowds in Statesboro brought their umbrellas Friday night for the annual Relay For Life. Cancer survivors lead the first lap. Groups from schools, churches, civic groups and businesses brought teams to walk from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday. Bulloch County's relay raised about $160,000 last year for the American Cancer Society.
More than 90 and hundreds of survivors came out Friday night in Savannah for another Relay For Life at Benedictine Military School. They have already raised more than $122,000 prior to the start of the relay.
"Rain is not going to stop us from fighting cancer tonight. We have been working hard at this all year. We are excited and our teams are excited about it. Our survivors are excited about it. We are going to be out here until 7 a.m., rain or shine," said Clint Murphy, Savannah Relay For Life chairman.
The Ms. Relay Reject Pageant, a womanless beauty pageant, will be taking place around 11:10 p.m. WTOC's Don Logana will serve as one of the judges. There will also be several other events throughout the night, including a hula hoop contest, karaoke, and musical chairs. Closing ceremonies are scheduled for 6:30 a.m. Saturday.