The community was out in full force last weekend supporting and participating in Relay for Life of Beaufort, the American Cancer Society’s nationwide event that raises money to fight cancer and to find a cure. This year’s event was held at Beaufort High School track and football field from noon to midnight on Saturday, April 26. Co-chairs Christy Cerny and Beth Woodring were enthusiastic about the teams and volunteers who had worked so hard to make this year’s Relay for Life a success. The 12-hour event was filled with activities including local dance performances, music by DJ Wes, a Mr. Relay competition, and the always powerful luminary ceremony. During the ceremony, which happens after nightfall, luminary bags — that have been purchased and decorated in honor of those who have been affected by cancer — lining the track are lit with candles and the soft glow serves as a solemn reminder to those walking the track of the impact cancer has on the lives of so many loved ones. This year’s Relay also saw the first Kidswalk — an idea created by bright and talented students from Beaufort High School to ensure all ages are included in the event. The teenagers created 90 minutes of fun-filled laps — with a superhero theme and a T-shirt designed by Beaufort High student Maria Carrera that says “Put the KA-POW to Cancer!” — so that every child at Relay would have a better understanding of what Relay is, why it’s so important and the awesome impact this event can have on a community. For more information about Relay For Life, visit www.relayforlife.org or call 800-227-2345. Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.