The rainy weather put a small damper on the kick-off to the Relay for Life in Leelanau County Saturday morning, but it didn't dampen the spirit of those who were there.
Leelanau County's Relay for Life is in it's 6th season, and started at 10 a.m.. Nearly 50 people showed up, ready to walk while remembering those who have lost their battle to cancer, and to celebrate the survivors who have beaten then odds.
The 24-hour event is being held on the tracks at Suttons Bay High School, and organizers say they hope to raise at least $48,000 this year for cancer research and the American Cancer Society.
"I think it's important to highlight the fight that people have put out and there are people that survive cancer, it's not the end," said Relay for Life Co-Chair, Jessica Plamondon. "There is hope and it's great to see people who have survived cancer, to show other people that they can do it too."
The event will go through the night and wrap up on Sunday at 10 a.m.. For more information, or to donate, click here.