Organizers prepare for Paris' Relay for Life

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PARIS, TX-- Paris' 14th annual Relay For Life kicks off Friday at North Lamar Stadium.

The event starts at 7 P.M. Friday and runs through 7 Saturday morning.

Organizers say 32 teams are registered to participate, and several events are scheduled throughout the night, including a survivors and caregivers lap, and a luminaria and a fight back ceremony.

Event Chair Jane Helberg encourages all residents come out and help raise money for cancer research.

"Just because you have that diagnosis doesn't mean it's the end of the world," said Event Chair Jane Helberg. "It means you have the possibility to beat this and that's what we want to say, and then to honor those who have gone before us."

Helberg says they hope to raise $68,000. All the money raised will benefit the American Cancer Society.