Upshur County Relay for Life kicks off 22nd year, trying to surpass goal

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UPSHUR COUNTY, W. Va. (WDTV) - The party is getting started in Upshur county as their chapter of relay for life kicked off another year.

This year's theme is "Mardi Gras." Dozens of locals, including cancer survivors gathered at Christian Fellowship Church, Saturday.

There were food and games and they also had a chance to hear from a cancer survivor and her journey.

This is the 22nd year of this chapter, and since they have raised more than 22 million dollars. They hope this year, they can bring more money to help those in need.

Relay for life is part of the American Heart Association. They also have a survivors banquet later in the year, and the walk will take place in July.