Paris' 13th Annual Relay For Life

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PARIS, TX-- Paris' 13th annual relay for life kicks off Friday night.

Starting Friday at 7 P.M, this year's relay will be at North Lamar Stadium, and will run until 7 A.M Saturday.

Around 700 people are expected to be at Friday's event, and over $45,000 has been raised so far.

As a 20 year breast cancer survivor, Event Chair Carolyn Lockett says the event isn't just about raising money.

"I made that promise way back then that if I survived that I would do what I could to help other people realize that cancer isn't necessarily a death sentence," said Lockett.

Lockett has been the event chair for four years and says she's confident the group will meet their goal of raising $50,000 for cancer research.