BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) Preparations are down to the eleventh hour for the 2018 Relay for Life.
The event kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway in Uptown.
According to organizer Pat Davis, donations are down this year at $22,000, but organizers are hoping for a last minute surge to reach their goal of $50,000. While there are tons of activities planned for both adults and kids, Davis said it is the people who make the event so special.
"Every year, with no exception, there is someone at last year’s event that is gone this year. What makes it special is the people who come out to support the fight, the new people with a diagnosis that are ready to get involved."
There will be live music, a hot wing eating contest between the Mount Hope Fire Dept. and Coal City Fire Dept., a cake walk, and many more activities planned for the night’s festivities.
Relay for Life will last from 6 p.m.- midnight. Pre-registration for survivors starts at 4 p.m.