Effingham County celebrated survivors and those still battling cancer on Friday night with their annual Relay for Life event.
The event at Effingham High School featured an opening ceremony, survivors lap, caregivers lap, and luminaria ceremony. Relay for Life raises money for those still fighting cancer.
A seven year survivor talked about what makes Relay so special.
"It brings everybody together,” said Ann Taylor. “It makes you closer, it helps you to appreciate life even more. There is a lot of people that they have survived, and there is a lot of people that are sick that our prayers go out to. But yet still there is hope and that's what we've got to always cling to, is hope."
Relay for Life ends at 1 a.m. WTOC's very own Don Logana and Cyreia Sandlin had the pleasure of emceeing Friday night's event.