The goal is to honor those who have fought, and raise money so others, someday, don't have to fight anymore.
Taylor County's annual Relay for Life events begin Friday at 5:30 p.m. and will conclude early Saturday morning.
Last year, the event raised more than $52,000 for cancer research. This year, the goal has been set a bit higher at $55,000.
Preparation for this year's Relay for Life events began with a kickoff in October, according to event co-chair Sheila Hayes. Her husband, Steve, is also co-chair.