For more than a decade, residents of Trumbull and Mahoning counties have raised money each spring for The American Cancer Society by rounding the track.
Relay for Life events again were held this spring in Niles, Warren, Cortland, Lordstown-Newton Falls, Liberty, Youngstown, Austintown, Boardman and Poland.
In Trumbull County alone, more than $7 million has been raised for cancer research since the first Relay was held in Warren in 1994.
Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple
Members of Team Taylor prepare to take the first team lap at the Liberty Relay for Life held May 15 and 16 at Churchill Park. The Relay includes the communities of Girard, Hubbard and Liberty Township. The Relay raised more than $143,000 in 2008 and set a goal of $156,000 for this year’s event. Team Taylor walks in support of 5-year old Taylor Nelson.
Relays take place annually in April, May and June. The Warren event, billed as Ohio's largest, brought in more than $400,000 this year for cancer research. For information on Relay for Life, log on to www.relayforlife.org